Worldwide, societies are facing unequal distribution of opportunities and resources across different groups of people. To diminish this inequality, collective action will be required from both the victims as the beneficiaries of the inequality.
This PhD project aims to study the underlying motives for both those who are advantaged as disadvantaged by the current status quo to engage in collective action for societal change. Are there differences between inequalities on the basis of income or group-membership? To what extent does intersectionality matter? Is there a role for leadership or persuasion? This research project will try to answer these questions to gain deeper understanding in how to reduce the large inequality society is facing.