Book Launch (in English)
At the opening event of the international conference "Youth Mobilisation and Political Change: Participation, values, and policies between East and West", which will take place from 28 to 29 November 2019 at the Centre for East European and International Studies, Félix Krawatzek will present his book "Youth in Regime Crisis". The author investigates the political mobilisation of young people and the symbolic importance of youth at moments of crisis. With its analysis of present-day Russia, the Soviet Union during perestroika, France around 1968, and the Weimar Republic, the book offers a framework for comparison of different political systems, linguistic contexts and time periods. After the presentation, the author discusses key results with Jussi Lassila, Anne Muxel and Hilary Pilkington and puts them in a relation with the larger research agenda in the field of youth and politics.
- Félix Krawatzek is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies. His research project centres on youth as a political agent and a social imaginary.
- Jussi Lassila is a Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. His expertise includes Russian domestic politics, in particular identity politics, nationalism and political movements.
- Anne Muxel is Research Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research. Her major sociological works concern politic socialisation and biographical roots of political and family behaviour.
- Hilary Pilkington is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. She has a long standing research interest in youth and youth cultural practices as well as post-socialist societies.
- Chair: Gwendolyn Sasse is Director of the Centre for East European and International Studies. Her research interests include political identities and conflicts in the post-Soviet space.
To make our programme more accessible to parents, we offer free professional child care during the event. Please register at least one week in advance, stating the age(s) of your child(ren).