The essence and content of the state youth policy in the field of patriotic education of youth (On the example of the Saratov region)

The article analyzes the essential characteristics of the directions of implementation of patriotic education in the fi eld of state youth policy in Russian Federation. The problem of the disadvantages of this activity is studied. It is concluded that despite the eff orts made and the work done, the current state of the formation of patriotism of Russian youth is characterized as a problematic one due to the ongoing transformation of the values and norms among the younger generation, the inconsistency of the work of the authorities, educational institutions and the media.

Sociological conceptualization of patriotism from the perspective of studying the effectiveness of youth policy

The article analyzes the concept of “patriotism” as a social and moral principle that determines the attitude of citizens towards their country. This attitude is considered within a complex set of feelings, knowledge, value orientations, attitudes, actions, usually articulated as love for the motherland. The procedure for identifying the eff ectiveness of youth policy indicators showing the presence / absence of patriotism is studied.

Values of Russian youth in the social and ethno-cultural context (On the example of the focus groups in the Saratov and Samara regions)

The article presents a theoretical and empirical analysis of the phenomenon of youth values in the context of social and ethno-cultural transformations of Russian society. The results of focus groups conducted with the youth of the Saratov and Samara regions aged 18 to 35 showed the contexts of the manifestation of terminal values – family, health, self-development, freedom and personal and professional self-realization, acting as the basic guidelines of the younger generation and the characteristics of the relationship to ethnocultural diff erences.

Modern social technologies of constructing the state identity of youth: The potential of figurative and symbolic information

The article is considers the place of fi gurative and symbolic elements of modern information space in the process of constructing the state-civil identity of Russian youth. The dangers threatening this process and related to the “digitalization” of modern society are analyzed. It is shown that the fi gurative and symbolic components of Russian culture have signifi cant socio-technological potential in terms of solving the problem of leveling or compensating for those trends in the Internet space that pose a threat to the reproduction of positive state identity of young people.

Value of justice in the perception of modern youth

The article analyzes results of an online survey (N = 519) and focus group interviews (N = 36) of young people (aged between 14 and 35) living in the Saratov region. The author summarizes answers to an open question about the way respondents understand social justice. Key elements of justice are highlighted and ranked. The results obtained are compared with the ideological preferences of the respondents.

Value and ideological factor of formation of the image of Russia’s future among modern youth (Regional case)

 The article considers results of social survey on the problems of the image of the future in the views of young people, conducted in 2021 in the Saratov region. Based on the analysis of  the materials obtained, the importance of the value and ideological factor in the formation of various representations of the desired image of the political, social, and economic development of the country is revealed.

The theory and methodology of the safety cultural study of the young people in the South of Russia

The article aims at defining the concept of cultural security in the youth environment of the South of Russia and taking into account the specifi cs of the multicultural region. The methodology substantiates the multidimensional research construct, which is based on the actualized principles of socio-constructivist and socio-cultural approaches including the position of neo-institutionalism and social interactionism.

The image of patriotism and civil-patriotic orientations of youth

The article makes an attempt to determine the structure of ideas about patriotism and their influence on the civil-patriotic orientations of modern youth. The empirical basis of the study was the data of the questionnaire survey of Tyumen youth of age from 16 to 30 years (N = 1364). When processing the data the ranking method, contingency table analysis and cluster analysis were used. As a result, six homogeneous groups of respondents were identifi ed. They show diff erent ideas about patriotism.

The dynamics of Saratov youth social well-being: Employment, values and fears

The article on the results of sociological monitoring conducted by questionnaire in Saratov in 2019 and 2020 (the volume of the probabilistic quota sample was 546 and 548 representatives of the younger generation, respectively), reveals the main parameters of the social well-being of young people and shows their dynamics in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is revealed that the relative stability is observed in the labor sphere as a whole. However, the confidence of young people in the demand for the obtained specialty decreased.

Political strategies of youth: Will our politics be young?

The article reflects dispositions, factorial models of choice, life strategies in the field of political trajectories of modern Russian youth on the basis of the empirical sociological research. The author’s typology of political dispositions of youth showing the importance of political aspirations in the ranks of life values, is given. The problematic issues in the implementation of the Russian youth policy regarding the support of political activity and political literacy of Russian youth, the development of their electoral interest and activity are identified.