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Political (dis)engagement: The changing nature of the 'political'

Nathan Manning

Abstract

This book aims to explore some of the rich textures of contemporary politics and the dynamism of its practice. Contributors to this volume have been chosen to reflect some of the key areas of political life – the changing nature of politics and its practice, questions of why we participate and what it means, and the way social identities relate to politics. Rather than being a work produced solely by academics, several chapters have been written by activists and campaigners engaged in politics in different ways, targeting different issues and drawing upon a broad palate of political practices. ... More

Keywords: politics, activism, citizenship, ethnic minority politics, youth politics, internet politics, political disengagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447317012
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447317012.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathan Manning, editor
University of York, UK

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Contents

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One Introduction

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Part One: The changing landscape of politics

Four Social media and political participation

Marie Gillespie, Nesrine Abdel Sattar and Mina Lami

Part Two: Contemporary political (dis)engagements

Five Feeling politics

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Six UK Uncut

Tim Street

Part Three: The politics of identity and marginalisation

Eleven Conclusion

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End Matter