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

Cheskin, A. and March, L. (2015) State-society relations in contemporary Russia: new forms of political and social contention. East European Politics, 31(3), pp. 261-273. (doi: 10.1080/21599165.2015.1063487)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cheskin, Dr Ammon
Authors: Cheskin, A., and March, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:East European Politics
ISSN (Online):2159-9173
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in East European Politics 31(3):261-273
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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595121LBAS Phase IIRichard BerryArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/K000063/1SPS - CENTRAL & EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES