By Olena Nikolayenko
The political outlook of adolescents within the international locations of the previous Soviet Union is essential to their international locations’ destiny political improvement. This is particularly proper now because the first iteration with out firsthand adventure of communism first and foremost hand is coming near near maturity. according to vast unique learn and together with new survey learn among children, 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 started to reassert itself, and Ukraine, which skilled a democratic step forward within the aftermath of the Orange Revolution.
The booklet examines questions reminiscent of: How supportive is that this new iteration of the hot political order? What photos of the Soviet Union be successful within the minds of kids? How a lot belief does adolescence position in present political and public associations? Addressing those questions is essential to realizing the level to which the present regimes can live to tell the tale at the wave of public help. The publication argues that Russian youngsters are inclined to position extra belief within the incumbent president and harbour extra regrets concerning 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