A Simple Framework for Modeling Collective Action Based on Complex Network Theories
Haifeng Du* and Xiaochen He
Center for Administration and Complexity Science of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shanxi Province, China
*Corresponding Author: Haifeng Du, Center for Administration and Complexity Science of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shanxi Province, China.
July 22, 2022; Published: July 29, 2022
The institutionalized status differences have created systemic disparities between diverse social groups. In this case, people may tend to take collective action to challenge the inequality or injustice , as illustrated in strikes of disadvantaged individuals and protests against the American invasion to Iraq, or collective action of vulnerable groups to ask for their lost rights. Collective action is concerned by both governments and scholars, and various frameworks have been proposed to explain the collective action participation. For example, Relative Deprivation Theory (RDT) claims that individuals will experience anger and take actions when they are relatively deprived [2-4].
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