Protest and the Politics of Blame: The Russian Response to Unpaid Wages - Interests, Identities & Institutions in Comparative Politics (Hardback)Debra Javeline (author)
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Previous studies have tried to explain the Russian response to economic hardship by focusing on the economic, organizational, psychological, cultural, and other obstacles that prevent Russians from acting collectively. Challenging the conventional wisdom by testing these alternative explanations with data from an original nationwide survey, Javeline finds that many of the alternative explanations come up short. Instead, she focuses on the need to specify blame among the dizzying number of culprits and potential problem solvers in the crisis, including Russia's central authorities, local authorities, and enterprise managers. Javeline shows that understanding causal relationships drives human behavior and that specificity in blame attribution for a problem influences whether people address that problem through protest.
Debra Javeline is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rice University.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
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