Political socialization and the protest behavior of East Germans

Joly, Philippe. 2018. “Generations and Protest in Eastern Germany: Between Revolution and Apathy.” Comparative Sociology 17 (6): 704-737.

This paper compares the protest behavior of East and West Germans across generations and over time. It concludes that East Germans, especially those who grew up during the Cold War, participate less in protest activities than West Germans from the same generation after controlling for other individual characteristics.