My case selection: Hatian Revolution (protest) and 1997 Asian financial crisis (economic panic) [unless you find something more interesting]
Each case study should cover information on: a) Spectators/Participants b) Structural/Material Environmental Conditions c) Communication Capacities and Information Dissemination d) Extant Social Conditions/Dynamics
Format: ASA: a. Introduction b. Brief Desrption of the Event(s) and how it constitutes an instance of Collective Behavior c. Summary of Collected Data: This can be accomplished either as an integrated essay format, or by summarizing the information for each category separately. d. Analysis of Event: This will involve utilizing the multiple theoretical perspectives explored in the course [Contagion Theory, Emergent Norm Theory, Value-Added Theory, and (potentially) the Socio-Cybernetic Model*]. The goal is to highlight what this perspective tells us about the event, and not necessarily to evaluate a specific theory.