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Issue № 83. December 2020

State Youth Policy: Problems and Ways of Development in Modern Russia

Maria I. Kamalova, Alexander I. Solovyov

Maria I. Kamalova — PhD student, Policy Analysis Department, School of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation. 

Alexander I. Solovyov — PhD, Professor, Head of Political Analysis Department, School of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7146-0299

Based on the analysis of typical practices and mechanisms for forming modern state youth policy in the Russian society, the authors show inconsistency and lack of state efforts in this area, and note the low effectiveness of implementing the goals set by the authorities. The main reasons that make it difficult to work effectively with young people are the predominance of formally institutionalized mechanisms and technologies in the work of the authorities, which result in a lack of organization and formal style of maintaining social ties with young people, as well as weak identification of generational characteristics and intergenerational relations in this social group. These approaches and the resulting communications lead to an increase in the costs and risks of working with the younger generation, focused on forms of self-realization and manifestation of their social potential that are less constrained by administrative restrictions. Ultimately, institutional and administrative restrictions significantly reduce, and in some cases do not allow the authorities to establish the necessary trust relationships with young people for both sides. In a broader socio-political context, such unstable forms of social solidarity prevent the authorities from linking together efforts to democratize society and create identification models among young people based on adherence to the norms and principles of the established political order. As a more productive strategy for working with young people, it is proposed to switch to more formalized practices designed to significantly update the techniques and methods of work of specialized institutions involved in the youth policy implementation, expand the practice of designing specific programs and goals by strengthening informal communications with various, especially professional, territorial and national youth corps. Different generations of young people should also be given special attention, especially in view of the progressive maturation of young people and their inclusion in the professional communications sphere. An integral tool for updating the state youth policy should be a qualitative increase in the practical participation of young people in solving urgent social problems at the local and regional levels of government. However, despite all the specifics of working with young people, the success of state policy can only be achieved against the background of general democratic transformations in the Russian state and society.


State youth policy, institutional design, youth, intergenerational contradictions, democracy.

DOI: 10.24411/2070-1381-2020-10109

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