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On features of formation of youth electorate behavior

N.I. Snegireva, P.E. Snegireva, E.R. Zakharova

UDC 324-052-053


N.I. Snegireva is Cand. Sci. (Jurisprudence), Senior Assistant to the Head of Kursk Committee of Inquiry of the RF; P.E. Snegireva is student and E.R. Zakharova is student. Both at South-West State University, Kursk e-mail:


Examined is the essence of Russia’s electoral behavior, reveals its features. The nature of this phenomenon is considered. Special attention is paid to the selective behavior of young people as the most dynamic social group in society. The study presents their classification. The specification of this phenomenon is highlighted. The presented conceptual aspects of the selective behavior of young people, taking into account the possible options for typological regions in accordance with their specifics. The tendencies of the political participation of young citizens in the country are considered.

Key words: electoral behavior, youth electorate, political participation, electoral process, electoral culture, regional behavior of voters.


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