Development of Contemporary Social Movements in the Context Civilizational Changes
Natalja Skobelina

Basic prominent features of modern civilization such as democratization of social life; formation of information, «partially abstract society»; emergence of social chaos in all world community; disintegration of collectivist «mode of life» into individual «styles of life». Modern social movements are reaction on institutional changes, on abstract societies. Civilization changes give a chance of reforming public associations. Individuals undertake active actions, organize protest movements. In a modern society the movements have possibilities for the development. It is necessary to take into account individual and structural levels, a social context in which subjects are ought to function.

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