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Macro Sociology Presentation 2012
Transcript of Macro Sociology Presentation 2012
1. Problem of Pussy Riot
2. Boat Model Analysis
c) Shelling & Granovetter
3. Conclusion Free Pussy Riot Summing up... Conclusion Weber Hobbes' Boat Model for Russian State Transformational Mechanism Shelling by Evalinde van Winden, Iga Olejarczyk & Olga Hope What is Free Pussy Riot? Strong Oppressive State References: THANK YOU ! Questions? First began as a response to the 2011 Russian legislative election process, which many Russian and foreign journalists, political activists and members of the public considered to be flawed Individual Protest In the ranking of The Economist about civil rights legitimacy in 2006 Russia was placed 102nd out of 167 countries assessed People surrender their liberty to achieve security Russians, whose freedom is suppressed Freedom of "nothing to lose'' variety Strong oppressive state can lead to disruption of social order.
Social media can have a huge impact on the development of protests.
Consequences: International pressure on Putin to change policy and improve human rights. Pussy Riot Performances David D. Haddock and Daniel D. Polsby, UNDERSTANDING RIOTS, The Cato Journal, Northwestern University, Vol. 14 No. 1 http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj14n1-13.html
Hechter, M. and Horne, C., (2009) Theories of Social Order
Granovetter, M., Threshold Models of Collective Behavior, The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 83, No. 6, (May 1978), 1420-1443. http://www.stanfordlibrary.us/dept/soc/people/mgranovetter/documents/granthreshold.pdf
Exploring Granovetter's Model, (26/02/2012) http://watermelontrebuchet.com/?p=216 Russian feminist punk band Mother of God Drive Putin Away Trial International reaction Feeling of oppression Strong coercive state Fear of punishment People's behaviour according to the rules Boat model Analysis Critical-mass Granovetter Network ties International Free Pussy Riot protests Individuals protesting Worldwide protests against the prosecution of the Pussy Riot members Feelings of disagreement with sentence instrumental-rationality value-rationality affectual