Diversification and Diffusion

PRIO Policy Brief

Cunningham, Kathleen Gallagher; Marianne Dahl & Anne Frugé (2016) Diversification and Diffusion, PRIO Policy Brief, 20. Oslo: PRIO.

​​​Why do organizations choose to use specific nonviolent strategies? In our study of self-determination movements between 1960 and 2005, we find that competition between organizations within the same movement affects the choice of specific nonviole​​nt strategies. Indeed, nonviolent strategies have varying resource requirements and organizations adapt to competition within their movement by copying each other (diffusion), and by diversifying their strategy choices.​

Authors

Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham

Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham

Senior Researcher

Marianne Dahl

Marianne Dahl

Senior Researcher, Deputy Editor for Journal of Peace Research

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