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Civil Participation in Russia: from Non-Conventional to Conventional Forms (the Case of Municipal Elections 2017)
Municipal elections, which took place in Moscow in September 2017, demonstrated prominent success of "non-systemic opposition" - in this case, in particular, party "Yabloko" and independent candidates, which were supported by well-known "non-systemic' politicians D.Gudkov and M.Katz. Taking into consideration with the fact that "non-systemic opposition" is usually characterized by protest forms of civic participation, a question should be raised about whether a transformation from non-conventional civic participation - protests - to conventional - elections - took place and what are the characteristics of this transformation. Centering on the theory of civic participation and theory of protest publics, author makes an attempt to analyze this transformation and othere forms of civic participation, prior to it.