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Protest potential and protest activity of modern Russian youth: value dominants, dynamics and trends

В.А. Антошин, А.В. Антошин, К.И. Колесникова
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UDC 316.4+323-053

https://doi.org/10.20339/AM.12-21.093   

 

V.A. Antoshin is Candidate of Philosophical sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of regional and municipal management at Russian Presidential academy of national economy and Public administration (RANEPA), е-mail: antoshin-va@ranepa.ru; A.V. Antoshin is Doctor of Historical Sciences, Docent, Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies at Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, е-mail: alex_antoshin@mail.ru; K.I. Kolesnikova is Candidate of Sociology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of regional and municipal management at Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), е-mail: kiksen@mail.ru

 

This study analyzed the phenomenon of youth protest activity in modern Russia. The purpose of the work is to identify the specifics of the formation and development of the phenomenon of youth protest in the Russian Federation. Currently, there is an increase in social tension among young people, which is due to a large number of phenomena and factors. By analyzing the cases of protest activity in the Russian Federation over the past 10 years, their causes, mechanisms of organization, actors, stages, resources, and results have been identified in the dynamics. Based on the analysis of the results of sociological studies of protest activity of modern Russian youth and cases of protest activity, the article analyzes value orientations, dynamics and trends in the development of this phenomenon, presents concepts containing an analysis of the specifics of social protest, considers factors associated with the strengthening of various effects of the influence of digital communications on the political interaction of citizens and processes associated with the complexity of the nature and structure of political communication. Two structural levels of the system of social factors of protest behavior are identified: individual protest behavior and protest social movement, the most significant factors of protest social activity of young people are characterized. Based on the analysis of the results of a number of sociological studies devoted to the study of the role of digital communications on the protest social activity of Russian youth, it is concluded that the influence of digital networks on the political activity of citizens is increasing, while at present there is not a decrease in the civic activity of young people, but a change in the models of their participation in political events.

Key words: forms of political activity of youth, subject of political activity, Russian youth, structural and functional analysis, sociology of youth.

 

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The reported study was funded by RFBR and EISR, project number No. 21-011-31682.