The Gilets Jaunes have raised conversation in politics, media, and society. Citizens collaborate in order to showcase their displeasure. How can we understand this forms of citizen participation and protest?
Three scholars from Utrecht University approach the phenomenon from their respective disciplines, after which they will debate each other and the audience.
- Prof. Annelien de Dijn (Modern Political History) on the Gilets Jaunes and similar movements in (French) history.
- Dr. Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen (Utrecht School of Governance) on trust and distrust against government.
- Dr. Kris De Jaegher (Economics) on protest, preventive government measures, and the government as common enemy.
FOCI Pop Up Events
The FOCI Pop Up Events will shed light on citizen initiatives (in a broad sense) in an accessible way that connects to daily news. Find out more about the FOCI Hub on this website.