Collections > Electronic Theses and Dissertations > Nasha Pravda, Nashe Delo: the mobilization of the Nashi Generation in contemporary Russia

This thesis examines the mobilization apparatus of Nashi, a pro-Putin Russian youth social movement organization, from its formation in March 2005 to the present. The work explains how the organization orients itself within the socio-political field of contemporary Russia and how these orientations allow it to mobilize youths towards the achievement of its goals, namely, the support of the political modernization program of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the training of the next generation of the Russian "elite." Three components of Nashi's mobilization are analyzed: the formation of an effective collective identity and ideology; orientations to other actors within the socio-political field, with special emphasis placed on its relationship to the administration of Vladimir Putin; and interactions with the Russian media