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Title: A tale of two movements : social movement mobilisation in Southern Russia
Author: Avedissian, Karena
ISNI:       0000 0004 5367 2492
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2015
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The thesis employs the political process approach within social movement theory (SMT) to examine in a comparative fashion two distinctly different opposition movements in southern Russia. One is the environmental movement in Krasnodar Krai and the other is the ethno-national Balkar movement in Kabardino-Balkaria. The political process approach focuses on the role and interaction of political opportunities, mobilising structures, and social movement framing for both movements, and seeks to explore their role in social movement mobilisation dynamics in Russia’s non-democratic context. The combination of the analysis of the three variables of political opportunities, mobilising structures, and social movement framing allows for fresh perspectives on both SMT and post-Soviet area studies. The thesis is particularly concerned with networks. It argues that in non-democratic contexts, the role of networks is more important than in democratic contexts.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics ; HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform ; HT Communities. Classes. Races ; JA Political science (General)