Social protest is not always a simple process. Social movements, activists,
or political parties can attempt to change the status quo, but they
do not often do so through a single, traceable process of contention.
Instead, they encounter selective participation, community dynamics,
dilemmas about how and where to spend their time, and interventions
by governments and other elites that seriously impact their momentum.
The articles in this issue assess these complicating phenomena, examining
issues of system justification, local community responses to hate,
the balancing of online and offline protest, and the role of government
and media elites in circumventing the rise of protest movements.
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