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Youth in Regime Crisis: Comparative Perspectives from Russia to Weimar Germany

Félix Krawatzek


How do political regimes respond to the challenges emanating from youth mobilization? This book seeks to understand regime resilience and breakdown by analysing the public meaning of youth, as well as the physical mobilization of young people. Mobilization by young people is a key component in understanding the stabilization of the authoritarian regime structures in contemporary Russia, but the Russian experience makes sense only if placed in its broader historical context. Three comparative cases—the breakdown of the authoritarian Soviet Union, the breakdown of the democratic Weimar Republic, ... More

Keywords: social movements, youth mobilization, regime crisis, discourse analysis, European politics, comparative historical analysis, Russian politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198826842
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Félix Krawatzek, author
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, Nuffield College, University of Oxford