Staří, noví, radikální: politický aktivismus v České republice očima teorie sociálních hnutí

Translated title of the contribution: Old, New, Radical: Political Activism in the Czech Republic through the Prism of Social Movement Theory

Ondřej Císař, Jiří Navrátil, Katerina Vrablikova

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Abstract

The goal of this text is to offer a systematic analysis of political activism in the Czech Republic. The article fi rst differentiates between and theoretically defi nes three types of political activism. These are old, new, and radical types of activism. The fi rst is primarily represented by trade unions, the second by organisations with a post-materialistic orientation, and the third by political groups positioned on the far right and left. To analyse them, the text utilises selected tools of social movement theory. Drawing on this theory, the article shows the differences between the three activist types in the following dimensions: action repertoire, political opportunity structure (context), organisational resources, and so-called transactional capacity, which captures the ability of activist organisations to cooperate among themselves. The text analyses data from both protest event analysis (PEA Czech Republic) and a survey of Czech activist groups (SMO Czech Republic).
Translated title of the contributionOld, New, Radical: Political Activism in the Czech Republic through the Prism of Social Movement Theory
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)137–167
Number of pages31
JournalCzech Sociological Review
Volume47
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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