Inaction, individual action and collective action as responses to housing dissatisfaction: a comparative study of Budapest and Moscow

Pickvance, C.G. (2001) Inaction, individual action and collective action as responses to housing dissatisfaction: a comparative study of Budapest and Moscow. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, 23 . pp. 179-206. ISSN 0163-786x. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The article treats inaction, individual action and collective action (protest) as a linked set of responses housing dissatisfaction, rather than prioritizing the latter over the two former as is usual, and compares the situation in the two cities. It is shown that inaction is concentrated among the poorest groups (and there is no evidence of thir showing 'loyalty' as Hirschman argues), that individual action is the commonest response especially among those with middle or higher incomes, and that collective action is very rare, though it does exist in Moscow where strong motivation combines with an unfavourable political and mobilization context.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [70] Environmental and housing movements in Hungary, Russia and Estonia
Additional information: This journal is also published as a book: Political Opportunities, Social Movements and Democratization. Coy, P.G., Ed. JAI Press Inc, 2001, ISBN 0762307862 .
Uncontrolled keywords: action housing dissatisfaction moscow hungary study
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:13
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 13:58
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/402 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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