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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

The Advantage of Disadvantage: Costly Protest and Political Representation for Marginalized Groups

May 25, 2022
San Diego
Art Produce, 3139 University Ave

Does protest influence political representation? If so, which groups are most likely to benefit from collective action? The Advantage of Disadvantage makes a provocative claim: protests are most effective for disadvantaged groups. The author of the book The Advantage of the Disadvantage, LaGina Gause, will be interviewed by San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Lisa Deaderick on her new book, racial and ethnic politics, and representation. The interview will be followed by remarks by Councilmember Marni von Wilpert of District 5. This event is co-sponsored by the Future of Democracy initiative at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.