DIFFUSION OF NONVIOLENT CIVIL RESISTANCE AND THE UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT OF THE 1980S

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Title:
DIFFUSION OF NONVIOLENT CIVIL RESISTANCE AND THE UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT OF THE 1980S
Author:
RAGAN, MOLLY BAKER
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Much research has been conducted about the diffusion of nonviolent civil resistance and its various mechanisms, with a majority of the attention being paid to diffusion on a global level via external pressure and normative imitation. There is little research, however, about the mechanisms that occur on a much narrower field via individual-level communications, which lead to individuals learning from surrounding ideas and adapting them to fit their situation. Using the case study of the independence movement of the late 1980s in the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, I provide a nuanced analysis of these communications between the former republic and its neighbors, specifically Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, all of which were going through their own independence movements at the same time. I address the importance of these individual-level communications to the movement's success and ultimately conclude that without them, the diffusion of nonviolent civil resistance into Ukraine would not have occurred and the movement would not have proven to be successful in bringing down the Soviet regime.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
diffusion; nonviolent action; nonviolent civil resistance; Soviet Union; Ukraine
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Political Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Braithwaite, Alex

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleDIFFUSION OF NONVIOLENT CIVIL RESISTANCE AND THE UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT OF THE 1980Sen_US
dc.creatorRAGAN, MOLLY BAKERen
dc.contributor.authorRAGAN, MOLLY BAKERen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractMuch research has been conducted about the diffusion of nonviolent civil resistance and its various mechanisms, with a majority of the attention being paid to diffusion on a global level via external pressure and normative imitation. There is little research, however, about the mechanisms that occur on a much narrower field via individual-level communications, which lead to individuals learning from surrounding ideas and adapting them to fit their situation. Using the case study of the independence movement of the late 1980s in the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, I provide a nuanced analysis of these communications between the former republic and its neighbors, specifically Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, all of which were going through their own independence movements at the same time. I address the importance of these individual-level communications to the movement's success and ultimately conclude that without them, the diffusion of nonviolent civil resistance into Ukraine would not have occurred and the movement would not have proven to be successful in bringing down the Soviet regime.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectdiffusionen
dc.subjectnonviolent actionen
dc.subjectnonviolent civil resistanceen
dc.subjectSoviet Unionen
dc.subjectUkraineen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorBraithwaite, Alexen
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