Forging Rights in a New Democracy

Based on extensive fieldwork in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, Forging Rights in a New Democracy explores high school-aged students' understanding of rights and justice, and how they interpret and appropriate discourses of citizenship and civic values in the school setting as well as on the streets in the context of peaceful mass protests.

Forging Rights in a New Democracy
Ukrainian Students Between Freedom and Justice

Anna Fournier

2012 | 224 pages | Cloth $59.95
Anthropology | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration and Translation

1. Young Citizens and the Meanings of Rights in a Globalizing World
2. Order, Excess, and the Construction of the Patriot
3. Seeking Rights, Performing the Outlaw
4. The "Bandit State": From State Force to the Violent Pedagogies of Capitalism
5. Citizenship Between Western and Soviet Modernities
6. From Revolution to Conversation?