Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe

Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe

by Olena Nikolayenko


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108416733
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/12/2017
Series: Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Olena Nikolayenko is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, New York. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and held visiting appointments at Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. Her research was supported by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her articles have appeared in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Sociology, Europe-Asia Studies, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, International Political Science Review, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Youth and Society, and other journals.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Elections as an opportunity for political change; 3. Youth's revolt against the regime; 4. Otpor's nonviolent resistance in Serbia; 5. Zubr's struggle against authoritarianism in Belarus; 6. Kmara! Enough of corruption and poverty in Georgia; 7. Pora! Youth's mobilization in Ukraine; 8. The emergence of youth movements in Azerbaijan; 9. Conclusion.

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