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 formative years now not embrace the political frustrations and hopes of a country? After the Revolution chronicles the lives of scholar activists as they confront the chances and disappointments of democracy within the shadow of the new revolution in Serbia. Greenberg's narrative highlights the tales of younger pupil activists as they search to outline their position and articulate a brand new type of valid political task, post-socialism.
When pupil activists in Serbia helped topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic on October five, 2000, they all at once chanced on 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 strength and pleasure generated through broad scale mobilization into the sluggish paintings of creating democratic associations? Greenberg navigates throughout the ranks of scholar enterprises 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 characteristic of ways humans dwell and perform it. This attention-grabbing booklet develops a serious vocabulary for the social lifetime of unhappiness with the purpose of assisting voters, students, and policymakers around the world get away the catch of framing new democracies as doomed to failure.

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