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The World Says No to War: Demonstrations against the War on Iraq

Stefaan Walgrave and Dieter Rucht


On February 15, 2003, the largest one-day protest in human history took place as millions of people in hundreds of cities marched in the streets, rallying against the imminent invasion of Iraq. This was activism on an unprecedented scale. This book strives to understand who spoke out, why they did, and how so many people were mobilized for a global demonstration. Using surveys collected by researchers from eight countries—Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States—the text analyzes how the new tools of the Internet were combined with more conve ... More

Keywords: Iraq, global demonstration, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816650958
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816650958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefaan Walgrave, editor
Professor of Sociology

Dieter Rucht, editor

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