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By Jessica Greenberg

ISBN-10: 0804791155

ISBN-13: 9780804791151

What occurs to scholar activism as soon as mass protests have disappeared from view, and early life now not embrace the political frustrations and hopes of a kingdom? After the Revolution chronicles the lives of pupil activists as they confront the probabilities and disappointments of democracy within the shadow of the new revolution in Serbia. Greenberg's narrative highlights the tales of younger pupil activists as they search to outline their function and articulate a brand new kind of valid political job, post-socialism.

When pupil activists in Serbia helped topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic on October five, 2000, they without warning chanced on that the post-revolutionary interval introduced even larger difficulties. How do you definitely dwell and perform democracy within the wake of battle and the shadow of a up to date revolution? How do younger Serbians try and translate the strength and pleasure generated by way of large scale mobilization into the sluggish paintings of establishing democratic associations? Greenberg navigates during the ranks of pupil organisations as they transition their activism from the streets again into the halls of the collage. In exploring the typical practices of scholar activists—their triumphs and frustrations—After the Revolution argues that sadness isn't really a failure of democracy yet a primary characteristic of ways humans reside and perform it. This attention-grabbing booklet develops a severe vocabulary for the social lifetime of sadness with the purpose of aiding voters, students, and policymakers world wide break out the capture of framing new democracies as doomed to failure.

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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. 10 As one student activist told me during a long rant about the uselessness of pensioners, the society they (older people) had created (društvo koje su oni stvorili) was doomed to failure because it was grounded in mistaken ideologies. In lieu of the artifice of a society forged with revolutionary ideology, students articulated their politics within a pragmatic present that was inevitably incomplete, partial, contradictory, and disappointing.

Where their parents’ generation had been spoiled, they would work hard. 10 As one student activist told me during a long rant about the uselessness of pensioners, the society they (older people) had created (društvo koje su oni stvorili) was doomed to failure because it was grounded in mistaken ideologies. In lieu of the artifice of a society forged with revolutionary ideology, students articulated their politics within a pragmatic present that was inevitably incomplete, partial, contradictory, and disappointing.

Mihajlo had skillfully navigated this postrevolutionary disappointment by finding new ways to engage in social activism. Indeed, he was not alone in moving from the student movement to a professional career in politics; many high-profile former student activists did the same. From Mihajlo’s perspective, this specialization of politics was necessary for Serbia to become a “normal” country, and it entailed creating a space between politics and people’s everyday lives. Such sentiments were common among student activists after 2000, many of whom were tired of the risks and constant politicization of everyday life under Milošević.

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