Varieties of Russian Activism: State-Society Contestation in Everyday Life - Jeremy Morris; Andrei Semenov; Regina Smyth; Katie L. Stewart; Madeline McCann; Carola Neugebauer; I | Foyles Bookstore
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Varieties of Russian Activism: State-Society Contestation in Everyday Life
Foyalty 96

Varieties of Russian Activism: State-Society Contestation in Everyday Life (Paperback)

Awaiting publication


Russian society is often depicted as either passive-content with the strong leadership of President Putin-or nationalist and supportive of new Cold War policies. But how and when do Russian citizens collectively pursue shared goals or solutions to common problems?

Contributors to Varieties of Russian Activism challenge conventional wisdom by focusing on social actions-taken directly or indirectly through education, information generation, or engagement-that contest the Kremlin's version of political reality. While the Kremlin and its elite supporters almost always prevail over social forces, existing activism proves that Russian citizens are not passive. Rather, Russians repeatedly question state policy, redress everyday problems, and demand new services. Together, these essays interrogate what kinds of practices can be defined as activism in a fast-changing, politically volatile society.

An engaging collection, Varieties of Russian Activism reveals how policy processes, potential allies, state structures and actors, and non-governmental organizations shape mobilization across issues and locations throughout Russia.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsRevolutions, uprisings, rebellionsRussian RevolutionHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activismDemonstrations & protest movementsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesPolitical structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 02/05/2023 ISBN-13: 9780253065469  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Awaiting publication Pre-Order

Jeremy Morris is Professor of Global Studies at Aarhus University. He is author most recently of Everyday Post-Socialism: Working-Class Communities in the Russian Margins. Andrei Semenov is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Comparative History and Political Studies at Perm State University. His work appears in Russian Politics, Social Movements Studies, and Democratizatsiya. Regina Smyth is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. She is author most recently of Elections, Protest, and Authoritarian Regime Stability: Russia 2008-2020.

More books by Jeremy Morris

More books by Andrei Semenov

More books by Regina Smyth

More books by Katie L. Stewart

More books by Madeline McCann

More books by Carola Neugebauer

More books by I

Leave Review

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.


Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 2-3 Days

Click & Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop


Free Free Click and Collect and Delivery to Store is available for all our shops. Collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.
Please wait for order arrival confirmation email before making a journey to collect.
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe Airmail** £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail*** £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

*** We are currently unable to delivery to the following countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Macao, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Virgin Island US

Given the unfolding situation across Ukraine, with regret we have now suspended orders placed from, or to be delivered to, both Russia and Ukraine. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

For goods delivered outside of the UK, the consignee (ie the person to whom the consignment is sent) will be the declarant and importer into the country for which the consignment is destined. The consignee will be responsible for both customs clearance and payment of customs duties and local taxes where required.

Customs Charges - if you are ordering goods for delivery outside of the UK, please note that your consignment may be subject to VAT (Value Added Tax), other taxes, customs duties and/or fees levied by the destination country. Any such charges levied in relation to customs clearance must be borne by you. It is accepted by you that Foyles has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. Foyles recommend that you check with your local customs officials or post office for more information regarding importation taxes/duties that may be applicable to your online order.

Delivery Help & FAQs

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Russian Revolution
Victor Sebestyen
Varieties of Russian Activism:...
Jeremy Morris; Andrei Semenov; Regina...
The Story of a Life: Volumes 1-3
Konstantin Paustovsky
A Woman's Empire: Russian Women and...
Katya Hokanson
© W&G Foyle Ltd