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How do the political agendas of social
movements emerge and get fixed in public consciousness? How do issues
move from a small group of individuals who espouse them to connecting
with the 'hidden transcripts' and deeply felt values of the broader
society? How does this happen in a country with a history of
repression? The proposed paper focuses on a critical case, Estonia, in
which concerns about ethnic and cultural identity were used to fuel
demands for independence from the former Soviet Union.
In earlier work, we used event and survey data collected from 1988 to
1993 to show that Estonian identity provided a powerful cultural frame
- a set of symbols, issues, and arguments - that motivated Estonians to
support an independence movement. But we did not identity the sources
of this cultural frame and how the logic linking it to independence was
developed. This paper is primarily concerned with the earlier period
from 1985 to 1988 when the political opportunities provided by
Gorbachev's glasnost' were utilized by writers, historians, and other
non-political actors, to define cultural issues that succeeded in
tapping values held by the mass public. Through an examination of
primary source materials from 1985 through 1991 we show how cultural,
moral, and historical issues were redefined to create the basis for the
cultural frames that mobilized hundreds of thousands of individuals to
protest for independence. We use a unique data base of articles drawn
from all of the Estonian and Russian language cultural journals
(published in Estonia) to capture elite discourse and to document how
these issues became part of the public dialogue. This analysis provides
a crucial link between the study of cultural work dealing
with ethnic and national identity and the study of social movements and
political protest.

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Kaplan, Cynthia. and Brady, Henry. "The Emergence of PoliticalAgendas:The Independence Movement in Estonia in 1985-1991" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Apr 15, 2004 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p84056_index.html>

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Kaplan, C. S. and Brady, H. E. , 2004-04-15 "The Emergence of PoliticalAgendas:The Independence Movement in Estonia in 1985-1991" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p84056_index.html

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Abstract: How do the political agendas of social
movements emerge and get fixed in public consciousness? How do issues
move from a small group of individuals who espouse them to connecting
with the 'hidden transcripts' and deeply felt values of the broader
society? How does this happen in a country with a history of
repression? The proposed paper focuses on a critical case, Estonia, in
which concerns about ethnic and cultural identity were used to fuel
demands for independence from the former Soviet Union.
In earlier work, we used event and survey data collected from 1988 to
1993 to show that Estonian identity provided a powerful cultural frame
- a set of symbols, issues, and arguments - that motivated Estonians to
support an independence movement. But we did not identity the sources
of this cultural frame and how the logic linking it to independence was
developed. This paper is primarily concerned with the earlier period
from 1985 to 1988 when the political opportunities provided by
Gorbachev's glasnost' were utilized by writers, historians, and other
non-political actors, to define cultural issues that succeeded in
tapping values held by the mass public. Through an examination of
primary source materials from 1985 through 1991 we show how cultural,
moral, and historical issues were redefined to create the basis for the
cultural frames that mobilized hundreds of thousands of individuals to
protest for independence. We use a unique data base of articles drawn
from all of the Estonian and Russian language cultural journals
(published in Estonia) to capture elite discourse and to document how
these issues became part of the public dialogue. This analysis provides
a crucial link between the study of cultural work dealing
with ethnic and national identity and the study of social movements and
political protest.

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The Emergence of Political Agendas: The Independence Movement in Estonia in 1985-1991 Cynthia S. Kaplan Associate Professor Department of Political Science University of California Santa Barbara Henry E. Brady Professor Department of Political Science Goldman School of Public Policy & Survey Research Center University of California Berkeley (Version: April 12 2004) Paper to be presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting 15 April 2004 Chicago IL. 2 Setting the Political Agenda: Cultural Discourse in the Estonian Transition. The
“Ühiskonnavastane Ühiskond”. Looming. (11): 1545-1550 . Raun Ott. 1990. “Eesti idée.” Looming (4): 567-568. “Razmyshleniia vslukh: Politicheskii etiud.” 1989. Tallinn. (5): 76-79. Rebane Iaan. 1989. “Obshchnost’ interesov estonozemel’tsev.” Tallinn. (4) : 88-95. Rebane Iaan. 1988. “’Bolevye tochki’ iazykovoi situatsii.” Tallinn. (4): 80-89. Ruutsoo Rein. 1988. ´´Kuida Mäletada Ühte Ajastut?´´ Looming. (5): 674-676. Tamm Aksel’ and Svetlan Semenenko. 1989. “V odnom dome v obshchem kotle.” Tallinn. (4): 78-86. Tinn Eduard. 1989. “Estonskaia ‘Mina’?” Tallinn . (1): 57-61). Vahtre Lauri. 1991.


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