Community and Consent

In the article "Community and Consent: Unarmed Insurrections in Non-democracies" the authors Isak Svensson and Mathilda Lindgren explore popular challenges against the state through nonviolent means, differentiating between challenges towards the state apparatus (vertical legitimacy) and challenges of the state identity (horizontal legitimacy). The authors argue and find support for that unarmed insurrections will most likely succeed in fulfilling their goals when challenging the vertical, rather than the horizontal, legitimacy of the state. 

The article was published in the European Journal of International Relations in 2011. The replication data and the codebook can be accessed through the links below.

Community and Consent Replication Data 

Codebook for the Community and Consent data

Contact: Isak Svensson, Mathilda Lingren