Systematic and communicative theory of the protest movement: protest as “an alternative without an alternative”

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2018.3.08

Keywords:

protest, communication, systematic and communicative approach

Abstract

The author argues that the causes of the protest movements are not very clear. So, as it is denoted in the article, one could apply to the systematic and theoretical approach for the interpretation of empirical phenomenology and taxonomy of protest.The author argues that such «traditional» approaches for the interpretation of the protest movement as the structural-critical and resource-mobilization approaches are insolvent, so one should applies to the systematic and communicative approach for the analysis of the various forms of social radicalism as a special type of communication.The author suggests to interpret protest movements as a specific communication, that is oriented towards a common binary media code for common communications and towards a common protest theme. Applying to the systematic and communicative approach of the protest movement’ analysis, the author introduces the category of social immunity as a category of description and explanation of the deviant forms of communication.

Published

2018-07-10

Issue

Section

THEORY AND HISTORY