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Protest and the politics of blame [electronic resource] : the Russian response to unpaid wages / Debra Javeline.

By: Javeline, Debra, 1967-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Interests, identities, and institutions in comparative politics: Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xv, 291 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780472024773 (electronic bk.); 0472024779 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Wages -- Russia (Federation) | Blame -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation) | Social psychology -- Russia (Federation) | Social surveys -- Russia (Federation) | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations | Salarissen | Insolvabiliteit | Protest | Schuldvraag | Psychologie sociale -- Russie | Salaires -- Russie | Bl�ame -- Aspect politique -- Russie | Enqu�etes sociologiques -- RussieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Protest and the politics of blame.DDC classification: 331.2/1/0947 Other classification: 85.61 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The crisis -- The reaction -- The puzzle -- The structure of this book -- Why blame attribution matters for protest -- Explanations for protest and passivity in Russia -- Issue difficulty and blame attribution -- Blame attribution and collective action theory -- The importance of blame attribution for human behavior -- What is a "normal" amount of protest? -- How much protest is there in Russia? -- What we can learn from individual-level data -- Conclusion -- Wage arrears in Russia: a difficult issue -- The role of the central authorities -- The role of regional and local authorities -- The role of enterprises and enterprise managers -- The role of the general economic situation and the transition period -- The role of international organizations and foreign governments -- The role of the Russian people -- Other sources of wage arrears -- Specifying blameworthy individuals and institutions -- Blame-avoiding strategies -- Blame-avoiding institutions and circumstances -- Conclusion -- Whom Russians blame for wage arrears -- Multicausality and information overload -- Measuring the attribution of blame -- Blame cast widely and inconsistently -- No clear saviors or solutions -- What explains the attribution of blame? -- Conclusion -- The politics of blame -- Protesting wage arrears -- Blame attribution and individual responses to wage arrears -- Blame attribution and group responses to wage arrears -- Feedback: protest's influence on blame attribution -- Conclusion -- Alternative explanations for the Russian response to wage arrears -- Economic arguments -- Psychological arguments -- Cultural arguments -- Organizational arguments -- Opportunities and constraints -- Other explanations for protest and passivity -- The robust relationship between blame and protest -- Conclusion -- Implications -- The study of blame attribution and collective action theory -- Blame and protest in comparative perspective -- The unlikeliness of social unrest in Russia.
Alcoholism, depression, and learned helplessness -- Scapegoating and demagoguery -- Appendix A. how the survey was conducted -- Appendix B. survey questions.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-283) and index.

Introduction -- The crisis -- The reaction -- The puzzle -- The structure of this book -- Why blame attribution matters for protest -- Explanations for protest and passivity in Russia -- Issue difficulty and blame attribution -- Blame attribution and collective action theory -- The importance of blame attribution for human behavior -- What is a "normal" amount of protest? -- How much protest is there in Russia? -- What we can learn from individual-level data -- Conclusion -- Wage arrears in Russia: a difficult issue -- The role of the central authorities -- The role of regional and local authorities -- The role of enterprises and enterprise managers -- The role of the general economic situation and the transition period -- The role of international organizations and foreign governments -- The role of the Russian people -- Other sources of wage arrears -- Specifying blameworthy individuals and institutions -- Blame-avoiding strategies -- Blame-avoiding institutions and circumstances -- Conclusion -- Whom Russians blame for wage arrears -- Multicausality and information overload -- Measuring the attribution of blame -- Blame cast widely and inconsistently -- No clear saviors or solutions -- What explains the attribution of blame? -- Conclusion -- The politics of blame -- Protesting wage arrears -- Blame attribution and individual responses to wage arrears -- Blame attribution and group responses to wage arrears -- Feedback: protest's influence on blame attribution -- Conclusion -- Alternative explanations for the Russian response to wage arrears -- Economic arguments -- Psychological arguments -- Cultural arguments -- Organizational arguments -- Opportunities and constraints -- Other explanations for protest and passivity -- The robust relationship between blame and protest -- Conclusion -- Implications -- The study of blame attribution and collective action theory -- Blame and protest in comparative perspective -- The unlikeliness of social unrest in Russia.

Alcoholism, depression, and learned helplessness -- Scapegoating and demagoguery -- Appendix A. how the survey was conducted -- Appendix B. survey questions.

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