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Book chapter

Taking every opportunity against the state - Anarchists in contemporary Russia

P. 230-247.

This paper is concerned with patterns of mobilization of the radical left-libertarian movement (RLLM) groups in contemporary Russia and how these patterns correspond to general features of the country’s political sphere. On a theoretical level, the concept of political opportunity structures (POS) will be engaged and critically discussed in order to understand the relationship between the state’s approach to non-institutionalized, contentious politics and the contents and forms of protest action by RLLM groups. Empirically, the chapter analyses data on protest events in order to produce insights into mobilization patterns of radical left-libertarian actors in contemporary Russia.

In book

Wennerhag M., Fröhlich Christian, Piotrowski G. Abingdon; NY: Taylor and Francis, 2017.