After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy, and the Politics of by Jessica Greenberg

By Jessica Greenberg

What occurs to scholar activism as soon as mass protests have disappeared from view, and early life not embrace the political frustrations and hopes of a state? After the Revolution chronicles the lives of pupil activists as they confront the chances and disappointments of democracy within the shadow of the hot revolution in Serbia. Greenberg's narrative highlights the tales of younger scholar activists as they search to outline their position and articulate a brand new kind of valid political job, post-socialism.
When scholar activists in Serbia helped topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic on October five, 2000, they abruptly came upon that the post-revolutionary interval introduced even higher difficulties. How do you certainly stay and perform democracy within the wake of battle and the shadow of a contemporary revolution? How do younger Serbians try and translate the power and pleasure generated through huge scale mobilization into the sluggish paintings of establishing democratic associations? Greenberg navigates throughout the ranks of pupil agencies as they transition their activism from the streets again into the halls of the college. In exploring the typical practices of scholar activists—their triumphs and frustrations—After the Revolution argues that unhappiness isn't a failure of democracy yet a primary function of ways humans dwell and perform it. This attention-grabbing ebook develops a serious vocabulary for the social lifetime of sadness with the purpose of aiding voters, students, and policymakers around the globe break out the seize of framing new democracies as doomed to failure.

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