Role of Institutional Environment in Shaping Political Careers of Young Political Leaders in the Regions of South-West Siberia

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Evaluating prospects of bringing youth into Russian political elites has both an acuteness of a scientific challenge and practical relevance in the light of upcoming federal and regional elections of 2021. Based on the surveys of mass political consciousness of the youth and expert polls held in 2018-2020 in Altai Krai and Novosibirsk Oblast, the article has analyzed the visions of young people and their leaders on the effectiveness of career development through participation in youth political organizations, political parties and running for posts in election campaigns. Having measured these visions against the proportion of young people in the elite of the regional offices of political parties and in the lists of candidates running in regional elections, the authors have come to the conclusion about the low acceptance rate of career lift in regional political process. The object of the research comprises regions with different level of social and economic development, which has proved that lack of resource hinders realization of young leaders potential primarily in the regions with high concentration of economic capital and strong political competition.

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Sergey Yurievich Aseev

Altai State University

Author for correspondence.

PhD in Historical Science, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science

Barnaul, Russian Federation

Yaroslava Yurievna Shashkova

Altai State University


Doctor of Political Science, Head of the Department of Political Science

Barnaul, Russian Federation


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