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Name File Type Size Last Modified
Framing_Codebook.doc application/msword 88 KB 04/24/2019 07:38:AM
Framing_Data.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 181.4 KB 04/24/2019 07:37:AM
Punishment_Codebook.doc application/msword 85 KB 04/24/2019 07:31:AM
Punishment_Data.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 54.9 KB 04/24/2019 07:30:AM

Project Citation: 

Shriver, Thomas  E. Elite Framing in the 1953 Plzen Currency Reform Protest. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-04-24.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary 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.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources National Science Foundation (SES 1411825)

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Framing; Social Movements; Protest; Labor; Repression; Authoritarianism; Communism
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Czechoslovakia
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1950 – 1960
Universe:  View help for 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. 
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) administrative records data
Collection Notes:  View help for Collection Notes 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.

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