Young People and the Struggle for Participation: Contested Practices, Power and Pedagogies in Public Spaces

1st Edition

Andreas Walther, Janet Batsleer, Patricia Loncle, Axel Pohl

July 29, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138362420 - CAT# K396442


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Young People and the Struggle for Participation rethinks dominant concepts and meanings of participation by exploring what young people do in public spaces and what these spaces mean to them, individually and collectively. The book discusses how different spaces and places structure and are in turn structured by young peoples’ activities.

Drawing on findings from a comparative study in eight European cities, the book presents insights into different styles of youth participation emerging from formal, non-formal and informal settings. The book provides a comparative analysis on how transnational discourses, national welfare states and local youth policies affect youth participation. It also investigates how it comes about that young people get involved in different forms of participation in the course of their biographies.

This book will appeal to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of youth studies, community studies, sociology of education, political science, social work, psychology and anthropology.

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