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Elite Framing in the 1953 Plzen Currency Reform Protest

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Shriver, Thomas E. (North Carolina State University)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
    • Award Number: SES 1411825
Free Keywords
Framing; Social Movements; Protest; Labor; Repression; Authoritarianism; Communism
  • Abstract

    This project’s primary research objective was to examine state elite framing of the 1953 labor uprising in Plzen, Czechoslovakia. The protest occurred after the ruling party, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, announced a currency reform that transferred a large amount of wealth from citizens to the state. In response, thousands of workers in the industrial city of Plzen rallied at the city square to demand their money back. This project examines how the state responded discursively to the uprising, as well as the repressive actions taken against the protesters during and following the event.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1950-01-01 / 1960-12-31
    Time Period: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1950--Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1960
Geographic Coverage
  • Czechoslovakia
Sampled Universe
Two related data sets were deposited:
  1. Dataset “Framing_Data.xlsx” was compiled by coding all collected archival documents related to the currency reform protests (N=999). The unit of analysis is the document. 
  2. Dataset “Punishment_Data.xlsx” contains the punishment data of the individuals who were sentenced through the courts for protest participation (N=233). The unit of analysis is the individual. 
Collection Mode
  • Archival material was collected from six sites in the Czech Republic: the National Archive (Národní Archiv), (2) Security Services Archive (Archiv Bezpečnostních složek), (3) State Regional Archive in Plzeň (Státní oblastní archiv v Plzni), (4) State Regional Court Archive (Státní oblastní soud Archiv), (5) Plzeň City Archive (Archiv města Plzeň), and the (6) Škoda Factory Archive (Škoda Archiv). See Shriver, Bray, and Adams (2018) for more details.


Update Metadata: 2019-04-24 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-04-24

Shriver, Thomas E. (2019): Elite Framing in the 1953 Plzen Currency Reform Protest. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.