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Public lecture "Social mobilization in Kyrgyzstan's 'revolutionary cycles'"
On 10 February 2021, Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies invites you to the online public lecture “Social mobilization in Kyrgyzstan's 'revolutionary cycles'” by Dr. Asel Doolotkeldieva, OSCE Academy (Bishkek). This event is organized in the framework of cooperation between HSE St. Petersburg and the OSCE Academy as part of public lecture series launched by the MA programme “Comparative Politics of Eurasia”.
Dr. Asel Doolotkeldieva is a Senior Lecturer at the OSCE Academy (Bishkek). She holds her PhD from the University of Exeter (UK) and she previously was a Visiting Fellow at Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH (Paris, France). Her academic interests include social mobilizations, regime transition and democratization, postsocialism, political economy of resource extraction in Central Asia. More about her research and publications: http://www.osce-academy.net/en/masters/ps/faculty/full/168.html
In this lecture, Dr. Doolotkeldieva will develop a non-elite and non-state centric view, conventionally predominant in post-communist studies, of social mobilizations in Kyrgyzstan. She argues that Kyrgyzstani contentious politics is structured along two major 'repertoires of collective action' that have developed as a result of three decades of civic activism and elite contestations. The two repertoires include issue-based smaller protests on the one hand, and major mobilizations that lead to a violent change of government on the other hand. She will examine the conditions under which these two extreme forms of popular collective action have emerged and developed, internal dynamics, and their implications on political change.