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Book chapter

Latent Factors of Protest Participation: A Basic Computational Model

P. 1-4.

In this paper, we propose an agent-based model of protest participation. We take into account latent factors, such as individual anger with the system and group belief in the protest's success, as well as the risk of repression. We run a number of experimental simulations and look at distributions of protester numbers under various initial conditions.