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

By Jessica Greenberg

What occurs to pupil activism as soon as mass protests have disappeared from view, and early life now not include the political frustrations and hopes of a state? After the Revolution chronicles the lives of pupil activists as they confront the probabilities 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 function 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 all of sudden stumbled on that the post-revolutionary interval introduced even higher difficulties. How do you certainly reside and perform democracy within the wake of struggle and the shadow of a contemporary revolution? How do younger Serbians try to translate the power and pleasure generated via vast scale mobilization into the sluggish paintings of establishing democratic associations? Greenberg navigates in the course of the ranks of pupil businesses as they transition their activism from the streets again into the halls of the college. In exploring the standard practices of pupil activists—their triumphs and frustrations—After the Revolution argues that unhappiness isn't a failure of democracy yet a primary function of the way humans stay and perform it. This attention-grabbing ebook develops a serious vocabulary for the social lifetime of sadness with the purpose of aiding electorate, students, and policymakers around the world get away the capture of framing new democracies as doomed to failure.

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Tito’s response to the protests illustrates how notions of regeneration and progress, transcendence and teleology, were so productive for configuring the legitimacy of Yugoslavia’s statesocialist project. Student protesters initially focused on material conditions at the university and high rates of unemployment among youth. But the military’s violent response to students sparked a far-reaching critique of Tito’s regime 28 Against the Future that was centered on the failures of self-managing socialism (Pervan 1978, 15–39; Popov 1978; Carter 1982, 207–18; Rusinow 1977, 232–39).

In many ways, Alek was 30 Against the Future a true child of the former Yugoslavia: he dreamed of Paris and hated the West, finished university and wound up a postman, had little passion for nationalist rhetoric, and yet voted for a party that had promulgated war and violence. Alek’s story also reveals how the never-fully-realized hopes of many young Serbs—and the political costs of their disappointment—were narrated in terms of changing relations among generations. This was clear to me from a particular anecdote that made the rounds among Alek’s tightknit group of friends, many of whom were also struggling with the mismatch between their personal ambitions and their economic and social realities.

Democracy on a Local and Global Stage Juggling competing expectations and practices of “the political” thus became an essential exercise in democracy work after 2000. 25 It was a sunny afternoon in Belgrade in 2003. We sat outside, at a loud and busy café, crowded with well-dressed young people sipping afternoon coffee. The scene could have taken place in any European capital. And yet when I turned on my recorder, Vlada leaned in to make an appeal from the margins of Europe, his voice traveling from the periphery out to an imagined global audience.

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