Protest Events in the Federal Republic of Germany 1950-1993

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Neidhardt, Friedhelm (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
  • Rucht, Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
Publication Date
  • Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Content analysis recording of protest events in the territory of the Federal Republic and since 1980 for the territory of the GDR. Topics: point in time and weekday of the protest; length of the protest; report source; page in the newspaper; extent of report; origin of the report; number of reports and comments on the protest; area of mobilizing the protest; primary place of the protest; number of participants according to articles, organizers and the police; involved supporters, groups and organizations; initiator of the protest; official emphasis on individual persons; political location of the supporters; political location according to articles as well as coder; problem and protest sector; political field; protest event as part of a campaign; protest event as counter-protest as well as number of counter-protests to the protest event; object and addressee of the protest; legal or illegal forms of action; number of participants in violent actions; internal conflicts about violence; immediate consequences of the protest; counter-demonstrations; number of counter-demonstrators; police presence and number of policemen present; police deployment; number of policemen intervening; dissolution of the protest by the police; damage to property; harm to uninvolved third parties, protest opponents, the police or other governmental institutions; size of property damage; number of seizures and arrests; injuries or deaths among the protesters, the police or protest opponents; statements from political-administrative side or special interest groups; legal proceedings; result of legal proceedings.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1950-01 / 1993-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of all Monday editions of the daily newspapers ´Sueddeutsche Zeitung´ and ´Frankfurter Rundschau´ as well as all editions every fourth week
Collection Mode
  • Content analysis of daily newspapers
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 7929
    Number of Variables: 198
The data set contains the complete protests (1950-1993) on all weekends (surveyed through the Monday editions) and the protests on working days every fourth week of 1980-1993 (surveyed through the weekday editions).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2971 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Rucht, Dieter; Ohlemacher, Thomas: Protest Event Data: Collection, Uses and Perspectives. In: Diani, Mario; Eyermann, Ron (eds.): Studying Collective Action. London: SAGE 1992, S. 76-106. (SAGE Modern Politics Series Volume 30)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22