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Youth participation in EuropeBeyond discourses, practices and realities$
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Patricia Loncle, Gerrit Jackson, and Virginie Muniglia

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300182

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300182.001.0001

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Interplay of youth culture, Web 2.0 and political participation in Europe: new reflections after the ‘youth quake’ in Northern Africa and the Middle East

Interplay of youth culture, Web 2.0 and political participation in Europe: new reflections after the ‘youth quake’ in Northern Africa and the Middle East

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Youth participation in Europe
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Morena Cuconato

Natalia Waechter

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300182.003.0009

The recent Arab youth's rebellion offers a valuable insight into new forms of online participation, alongside the role of youth culture for political participation. In this chapter, first we reflect on the scientific debate on how to assess (young people's) political participation in the Web 2.0. Referring to our research project “Up2Youth” we further discuss the relation of youth culture and political participation. Finally, we analyze the elements of online participation and youth cultural participation throughout the Arab Spring; questioning the media label of a “Facebook revolution”. We conclude with comparing the rebelling Arab youth to the latest European youth riots in Spain and England: regardless the different regimes, young people share their experiences of exclusion and their use of non-traditional and non-democratic ways of expressing their anger, longing for a more democratic society.

Keywords:   Youth, Youth culture, Political participation, Web 2.0, Arab Spring

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