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dc.contributor.authorDrury, John
dc.contributor.authorStott, Clifford
dc.contributor.authorBall, Roger
dc.contributor.authorReicher, Stephen David
dc.contributor.authorNeville, Fergus Gilmour
dc.contributor.authorBell, Linda
dc.contributor.authorBiddlestone, Mikey
dc.contributor.authorChoudhury, Sanjeedah
dc.contributor.authorLovell, Max
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Caoimhe Eileen
dc.identifier.citationDrury , J , Stott , C , Ball , R , Reicher , S D , Neville , F G , Bell , L , Biddlestone , M , Choudhury , S , Lovell , M & Ryan , C E 2020 , ' A social identity model of riot diffusion : from injustice to empowerment in the 2011 London riots ' , European Journal of Social Psychology , vol. 50 , no. 3 , pp. 646-661 .
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dc.descriptionThis work was supported by a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (grant number ES/N01068X/1) to John Drury, Stephen Reicher, and Clifford Stott.en
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has shown that riots spread across multiple locations, but has not explained underlying psychological processes. We examined rioting in three locations during the August 2011 disorders in England to test a social identity model of riot diffusion. We triangulated multiple sources to construct a narrative of events; and we analysed interviews with 68 participants to examine experiences. In line with the model, we found evidence for two pathways of influence: “cognitive” and “strategic”. For some participants, previous rioting was highly self-relevant, and shared identity was the basis of their subsequent involvement. For others, previous rioting was empowering because it demonstrated the vulnerability of a common enemy (the police). In each location, interaction dynamics mediated the link between initial perceptions and collective action. The utility of this social identity approach is that it is able to account for both the boundaries and the sequence of urban riot diffusion.
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dc.subjectSocial identityen
dc.subjectSocial influenceen
dc.subjectCollective empowermenten
dc.subjectCollective actionen
dc.subjectHN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reformen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleA social identity model of riot diffusion : from injustice to empowerment in the 2011 London riotsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Research into Equality, Diversity & Inclusionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Managementen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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