THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Social portrait of the protest movement: the example of the march of the million in Moscow and the movement for honest elections in the Astrakhan region

2013. 1, pp. 117-122

Bocharnikova Irina S. - Ph.D. (Sociology), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20 Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia,

Zubova Oxana G. - Ph.D. (Political Science), Associate Professor, Dashkova Moscow Humanitarian Institute, 6b Leskov st., Moscow, 127349, Russia,

The article describes the portrait of the protest movement on the example of the city and region, with a view to determining the level of protest activity and its origins. This allows to consider the problem of the modern youth extremism more widely from the point of view of civil activity and the unwillingness of political structures to direct the activities in the correct direction, as a consequence of the emergence of more frustration, alienation and aggression of the youth, care in deviant forms of behaviour.

Key words: social portrait,socio-psychological image,social climate,self-realization,a protest movement,youth,radicalism,extremism,the level of protest activity,network revolution,civil position,dialogue between the authorities and society