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Natallia Sianko is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies at Clemson University.
Dr. Sianko’s research interests lie in the intersection of social justice and human rights, with a special focus on orientations of adolescents to democracy. Her research examines how adolescents’ in states with different levels of democratic advancement understand democracy and citizenship and whether and to what extent this understanding is unique to local contexts. In her recent work, she examined how adolescents in post-communist countries (Belarus and Albania) think about democratic values, human rights, and citizenship responsibilities. The key question driving Sianko’s inquiry is to uncover mechanisms through which democratically-oriented citizens can make democracies more effective.
Sianko, N. (in preparation). Who will consolidate democracy in post-communist societies? Exploration of civic and political orientations of adolescents in Belarus. Sianko, N. & Small, M. A. (2016). Current trends and challenges in studies of democracy. Kontakt, 18, 1-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.kontakt.2016.01.003
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