Kovalchuk S.Yu. INFORMAL YOUTH ASSOCIATIONS AS AN INSTITUTE OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Kovalchuk Sergey Yurievich
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work and Pedagogics, Volgograd State University
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Abstract. The article is devoted to the specific influence of informal youth associations in the development of a civil society in contemporary Russia. As shown by empirical studies such informal youth associations as bikers, fans of rock music, rappers, voluntary searching groups, social initiatives movement, role-players reconstructing history have a high level of civil engagement. Their institualization is manifested in all sorts of social activities, and namely, assisting children's homes, spreading healthy lifestyle, demonstrating against social inequality.

Key words: informal youth associations, institute of civil society, young generation, patriotism, public relations, socialization, protest, modernization.

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