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Author Diuk, Nadia.
Title The next generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan : youth, politics, identity, and change / Nadia M. Diuk.
Imprint Lanham, Maryland : Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 209 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages187-195) and index.
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Subject Youth -- Former Soviet republics.
Youth -- Ukraine.
Youth -- Azerbaijan.
Youth -- Russia (Federation)
Youth -- Political activity -- Former Soviet republics.
Youth -- Political activity -- Ukraine.
Youth -- Political activity -- Azerbaijan.
Youth -- Political activity -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union -- Former Soviet republics.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Youth: the next generation. The first free generation ; Struggles for power ; Portrait of a generation ; News, leisure, and lifestyle -- The history of youth ; "Toward a shining future" ; Youth in a time of transition ; Glasnost, perestroika, and the Komsomol ; Youth and the oligarchs ; Youth on the threshold ; Leaders and lidery ; Education and national identity -- Ukraine, land of paradoxes. Youth as an agent of change? ; Land of paradoxes ; The revolution on granite ; Reconsolidation of the elite ; State sponsored youth ; Gongadze: prologue to the Orange Revolution ; Struggle for the youth vote ; Society grows ; Youth in the Orange Revolution and after ; Seeking an identity -- Azerbaijan: from Mugham to Facebook. Identity and the next generation ; War in Karabagh ; Fathers and sons ; The pull of patriarchalism ; Politics, culture, and civil society ; The orange effect ; Identity and internet -- Russia: redefining the nation. Russia redux ; The elusive middle class ; Leadership and generational change ; Youth on the move: the 1990s ; Youth and politics ; Orange surprise ; Our youth: Nashi ; Depoliticized nation -- Three countries in comparative perspective. National identity and language ; Relations with other countries and foreign travel ; Youth and the international dimension ; Toward a political identity ; Equality vs. freedom ; Values and beliefs ; What kind of politics? -- Looking to the future. Conflict, collaboration or co-optation? ; Next generation rising.
Summary In the past twenty years, the countries that used to make up the former Soviet Union have seen plenty of change. There have been revolutions, youth-led protest movements, and other forms of incredible political upheaval. At the center of all of this were young leaders fighting to be heard and clamoring for change. In Nadia Diuk's meticulously researched and insightful book. The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, she shows how those young leaders have risen up and become a part of the new political system. Using unique public opinion polling data and personal interviews, she explores how the new generation of leaders is shaping the political system and how the young people of today continue to exhort pressure for reform. This book is important to anyone interested in Eastern European studies, political transitions, protest movements, or youth and politics.
Other Title Print version: The next generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012. 9780742549456 (cloth : alkaline paper)