Dignity and violence. On disintegration of the social movement Maidan Cover Image

Godność i przemoc. Dekompozycja ruchu społecznego Majdan
Dignity and violence. On disintegration of the social movement Maidan

Author(s): Paweł Kuczyński
Subject(s): Civil Society, Recent History (1900 till today), Studies in violence and power, Radical sociology
Published by: Collegium Civitas
Keywords: social movement; violence; dignity; ATO veterans; trade union; Ukraine; Maidan;

Summary/Abstract: The main question of the article concerns Maidan as a social movement three years after the February 2014. Is there still a room for citizen-oriented social actions? How is it possible to build an Ukrainian civil society at the state of war officially named ATO (“anti-terrorist operation”)? The frame of reference for Maidan analysis is the social movement Solidarity as described by Alain Touraine and his research team at 1981. Analysis is focused on the ATO veteran volunteers’ potential of social nonviolent activism. Are they ready to cooperate to construct an independent and self-governed trade unions? The lack of “workers dimension” or union dimension at Maidan movement makes difference if we compare it with Solidarity.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 135-159
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish