Deference, Dissent, and Dispute Resolution: An Experimental Intervention Using Mass Media to Change Norms and Behavior in Rwanda

This study, situated in post-genocide Rwanda, reports a qualitative and quantitative assessment of a radio program aimed at discouraging blind obedience and reliance on direction from authorities and promoting independent thought and collective action in problem solving.

Although the radio program had little effect on many kinds of beliefs and attitudes, it had a substantial impact on listeners’ willingness to express dissent and the ways they resolved communal problems.

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2009 Rwanda Paluck, E. & Green, D. academic paper
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 2 audience, behaviour, dissent Download/link

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