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“Protest publics” in Russia in 2011-2015: Moving from Non-Conventional to Conventional Channels of Public Interests Representation (Cases of Moscow and Saint Petersburg)
Political Analysis and Public Policy
One of the consequences of mass protests in Russia started in 2011 was spontaneous appearance of local activist groups aimed at local problems solution. The fact that their formation occurred on the tide of the protest activity made it reasonable to interrelate the protests and these local activist groups in terms of succession, even though the form of public interest representation changed. In this master thesis the author raises the problem of transformation of protest publics' activity from non-conventional to conventional forms of civil participation and makes an attempt to describe the elements of the mechanism of transformation of protest publics' activity.