By Olena Nikolayenko
The political outlook of youth within the nations of the previous Soviet Union is essential to their international locations’ destiny political improvement. This is particularly correct now because the first new release with out firsthand adventure of communism initially hand is imminent maturity. in keeping with large unique study and together with new survey examine among youth, this ebook examines younger people’s political outlook in international locations of the previous Soviet Union; it compares and contrasts Russia, the place authoritarianism has all started to reassert itself, and Ukraine, which skilled a democratic step forward within the aftermath of the Orange Revolution.
The booklet examines questions corresponding to: How supportive is that this new iteration of the recent political order? What photos of the Soviet Union be successful within the minds of youth? How a lot belief does adolescence position in present political and public associations? Addressing those questions is essential to knowing the level to which the present regimes can continue to exist at the wave of public help. The booklet argues that Russian kids are inclined to position extra belief within the incumbent president and harbour extra regrets in regards to the disintegration of the Soviet Union than their friends in Ukraine; it demonstrates that youngsters mistrust political events and politicians, and that patriotic schooling shapes social and political values.
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Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies) by Olena Nikolayenko