By Jessica Greenberg
When scholar activists in Serbia helped topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic on October five, 2000, they by surprise came across that the post-revolutionary interval introduced even larger difficulties. How do you definitely reside and perform democracy within the wake of struggle and the shadow of a up to date revolution? How do younger Serbians try and translate the strength and pleasure generated through large scale mobilization into the gradual paintings of establishing democratic associations? Greenberg navigates throughout the ranks of pupil firms as they transition their activism from the streets again into the halls of the college. In exploring the standard practices of pupil activists—their triumphs and frustrations—After the Revolution argues that sadness isn't a failure of democracy yet a basic characteristic of ways humans reside and perform it. This attention-grabbing publication develops a serious vocabulary for the social lifetime of sadness with the purpose of supporting voters, students, and policymakers world wide get away the capture of framing new democracies as doomed to failure.
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Extra resources for After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy, and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia
Narratives of student altruism and betrayal are inextricably bound to the histories of specific youth and revolutionary movements elevated to the level of myth, metaphor, and cautionary tale. For example, as a founding member of the student resistance movement Otpor, Mihajlo was central to the production of the mythology of youth revolution in Serbia. His own move from revolutionary to politician was emblematic of the way that people expressed disappointment in the revolution and its aftermath.
Political Futures and Democratic Presents Generational tensions thus became the terrain on which changing forms of postsocialist citizenship were enacted. Young people’s pragmatism was underpinned by the sense that they were the ones who would have to change Serbia. Moving forward entailed a rejection of their parents’ idealism and the social crisis it had wrought. The future did not lie with the older generation that had gotten them into trouble in the first place. Where their parents’ generation had been spoiled, they would work hard.
This rejection was at the heart of a politics of disappointment—a rejection of modernist, utopian progress—and its expectations for the generational and future-oriented renewal of politics. In many ways, the experiences of Alek, a young postman in Niš, was exemplary of how a once-ordered social compact among generations was upended in the postsocialist context. In his early thirties, when I met him, Alek was just old enough to have experienced the aspirations of socialist Yugoslavia, the violence of its disintegration, and the disappointed realities of its democratization.