Leadership Phenomenon in the Youth Environment

  • Flyuza Fatkullina
  • Almira Suleymanova
  • Dinara Saiakhova
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


In the paper presented, the questions of the general condition of the Russian youth as a special social and demographic group are posed, and the main features that are inherent in the young people and influence the social activity are identified. The technique used in the research is of a holistic nature and integrated approach; it includes the general, general-scientific, and specific methods: the activity-based one, the institutional one, the social and cultural one, the systemic one, and the interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the phenomenon of leadership. As a result of an in-depth analysis of the youth leadership phenomenon, the authors have made more precise the notion of youth leadership in the structures of state and municipal administration from the standpoints of the institutional and social and cultural approaches. The conclusion is made that youth leadership can be legitimated based on the interaction of youth, its leaders, and the power institutions by developing the promising forms of organized social activity of the young people (youth forums, volunteering).



The paper has been prepared within scientific project 17-04-00193 supported by the Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flyuza Fatkullina
    • 1
  • Almira Suleymanova
    • 2
  • Dinara Saiakhova
    • 1
  1. 1.Bashkir State UniversityUfaRussian Federation
  2. 2.Ufa State Petroleum Technological UniversityUfaRussian Federation

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