Representations of crowd behaviour in the management of mass emergencies (Leverhulme project)

See how we are examining the representations of crowd psychology held by crowd managers, including event organisers, emergency planners and the police.

The project

Negative views of the crowd, such as ‘mass panic’, rationalise and legitimise forms of crowd management that have been shown to undermine informal collective resilience.

This survey, document analysis and case study examines the extent to which different crowd professionals endorse negative (or positive) views of the crowd, and how these operate in practice. 

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