State-society relations in contemporary Russia: New forms of political and social contention

Luke March, Ammon Cheskin

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Much existing analysis of Russian state–society relations focuses on public, active forms of contention such as the “opposition” and protest movements. There is need for a more holistic perspective which adds study of a range of overt, “co-opted”, and hidden forms of interaction to this focus on public contention. A theoretical and empirical basis for understanding state–society relations in today's Russia involves broadening the concept of “contentious politics” to include models of “consentful” as well as “dissentful” contention. A diffused model of contentious politics can situate claim-making along the axes of consentful and dissentful motivations, and compliant and contentious behaviours.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-273
Number of pages12
JournalEast European Politics
Volume31
Issue number3
Early online date18 Aug 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Russia
  • contentious politics
  • protest
  • opposition
  • civil society

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