New Research Report Considers What Makes a Protest Movement Successful

A new report from Social Change Lab written by James Ozden and Sam Glover provides key insights into what makes some protest movements more successful than others. Among the methods used, their research included a case study of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, an international animal rights campaign that had the aim of shutting down Europe's largest contract animal-testing laboratory. The report claims that the top three factors which lead to the success of a protest movement include: (1) nonviolent tactics; (2) large numbers of participants; and (3) a favourable sociopolitical context (including elite allies, public opinion, luck, and media coverage).