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DURABILITY OF OPPOSITION MOVEMENTS IN RUSSIA

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Authors
Savage, Kayla M.
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Russian youth
youth movements
contentious politics
Russian identity groups
street politics
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Clunan, Anne L.
Date of Issue
2019-06
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Anti-government protest movements have been increasingly significant in Russian politics. This thesis investigates why these movements have risen, as well as if and how they resonate with the broader segments of Russian society. It draws inferences based on scholarly research regarding the durability of these movements in the short and long terms based on social movement theory. Through the application of this theory, it is found that mobilization is the most determining characteristic in measuring the opposition’s potential durability. With the Russian government’s thus far successful campaign to suppress anti-government movements and mobilization numbers too minimal to generate a necessity for genuine and lasting change, hope for the resilience of the country’s opposition force is nominal.
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National Security Affairs (NSA)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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