Not nationalists: Russian teenagers' soulful A-politics

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This article is an investigation into Russian teenagers' political leanings and identificational preferences. Its goals are threefold: (1) to reveal young people's ethnic attitudes and their commitment to one or another vision of the Russian nation; (2) to explore the relative attractiveness of extremist and moderate political platforms, and (3) to interpret how these adolescents, who began life as Soviet children and then experienced the fragmentation of the USSR, relate overall to politics and politicians. Its major aim is to delineate the contours of young Russians' political culture, especially in regard to its potential for ethnic discrimination and violence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1198
Number of pages16
JournalEurope-Asia Studies
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Nov 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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