Youths Civic Activism in the Saratov Region: Socio-Political Inclusion and Participation Potential

Youths Civic Activism in the Saratov Region:
Socio-Political Inclusion and Participation Potential

Surkova I.Yu.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Associate Prof., Prof. of the Personnel Management Department of the Povolzhsky Institute of Management named after P. A. Stolypin, Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Saratov, Russia

Shcheblanova V.V.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof. Chair of philosophy, Saratov State Law Academy Saratov, Russia.

Loginova L.V.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof. Chair of philosophy, Saratov State Law Academy Saratov, Russia.

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This article has been prepared with financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Expert Institute for Social Research, project No. 19-011-31219.

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Surkova I.Yu., Shcheblanova V.V., Loginova L.V. Youths Civic Activism in the Saratov Region: Socio-Political Inclusion and Participation Potential. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2020. No 8. P. 90-100


The variability of youth civil activism’ manifestations and the potential of socio-political involvement of students in the life of society are analyzed. The results of the author’s empirical research show that young people critically assess the socio-political transformations in the Saratov region, which increases their protest potential. In everyday manifestations, civic activism is embodied in volunteering (assistance to socially vulnerable groups of the population) and environmental actions. The logistic regression model has identified higher odds of participation in protest actions from the following categories of students: having a tendency to violation of the legislation using destructive actions; interested in socio-political environment; discussing topical issues in social networks; with sympathy related to the activities of public associations protest orientation; receiving secondary vocational education, and linking citizenship with self-sacrifice.

youth; civic activism; socio-political inclusion; potential for socio-political participation; social activities


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