Youth Politics in Putin's Russia

Youth Politics in Putin's Russia

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Julie Hemment provides a fresh perspective on the controversial nationalist youth projects that have proliferated in Russia in the Putin era, examining them from the point of view of their participants and offering provocative insights into their origins and significance. The pro-Kremlin organization Nashi (qOursq) and other state-run initiatives to mobilize Russian youth have been widely reviled in the West, seen as Soviet throwbacks and evidence of Russiaa€™s authoritarian turn. By contrast, Hemmenta€™s detailed ethnographic analysis finds an astute global awareness and a paradoxical kinship with the international democracy-promoting interventions of the 1990s. Drawing on Soviet political forms but responding to 21st-century disenchantments with the neoliberal state, these projects seek to produce not only patriots, but also volunteers, entrepreneurs, and activists.... a person with some kind of problems in his life, if hea#39;s interested in things going better in the city or the country, or if hea#39;s interested in political activity, or if hea#39;s not a very good guy and couldna#39;t give a damn about anything, but wants to makeanbsp;...

Title:Youth Politics in Putin's Russia
Author:Julie Hemment
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2015-09-14


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