Determinants of Protest Moods

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


2017, Vol. 3. №4

Determinants of Protest Moods

For citation: Pecherkina I. F. 2017. “Determinants of Protest Moods”. Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research, vol. 3, no 4, pp. 86-97. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7897-2017-3-4-86-97

About the author:

Irina F. Pecherkina, Cand. Sci (Soc.), Associate Professor, Department of Management and Business, University of Tyumen;


Nowadays, one of the important issues of the social protest theory is the question if protest moods are a protest activity precondition or they are just an expression of discontent with the existing way of things. Thus, this article discusses the factors, which contribute to protest moods in the society through two of their intrinsic parts. They include protest expectations (as a responder’s assessment of massive popular movements) and a person’s declared willingness to participate in such acts.

According to the regional findings in 2006-2017 in the Tyumen Region (as a part of the project “The Social and Cultural Portraits of Russian Regions”), the author describes the social portrait of an individual with a protest mood. In addition, this paper lists the significant factors and conditions that shape protest expectations and the determination to participate in a protest action. The employed methods include index and correlation methods of analysis.

The author concludes, that protest expectations are the result of a respondent’s assessment of social and economic situation in his/her own city/village/region, the expression of dissatisfaction with the prevailing conditions of life and standards of living, or negative life changes.


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