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 embrace the political frustrations and hopes of a state? After the Revolution chronicles the lives of scholar activists as they confront the chances and disappointments of democracy within the shadow of the new revolution in Serbia. Greenberg's narrative highlights the tales of younger scholar activists as they search to outline their function and articulate a brand new type of valid political task, post-socialism.
When scholar activists in Serbia helped topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic on October five, 2000, they without warning came across that the post-revolutionary interval introduced even larger difficulties. How do you definitely stay and perform democracy within the wake of conflict and the shadow of a up to date revolution? How do younger Serbians try and translate the power and pleasure generated via extensive scale mobilization into the gradual paintings of establishing democratic associations? Greenberg navigates during the ranks of pupil enterprises as they transition their activism from the streets again into the halls of the collage. In exploring the standard practices of scholar activists—their triumphs and frustrations—After the Revolution argues that sadness isn't a failure of democracy yet a basic characteristic of ways humans stay and perform it. This attention-grabbing ebook develops a severe vocabulary for the social lifetime of sadness with the purpose of aiding electorate, students, and policymakers around the globe break out the capture of framing new democracies as doomed to failure.

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