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Youth participation in Europe: Beyond discourses, practices and realities

Patricia Loncle, Gerrit Jackson, and Virginie Muniglia


In a period where social unrest manifests itself through the coincidence with young people's dissatisfaction with formal political involvement and the diversification of protest movements across the globe, the question of youth participation is at the forefront of democratic societies. This book aims to investigate the extent and conditionality of young people's active citizenship. What conditions are imposed on young people's citizenship? How are young people treated in a society that extols such citizenship and how do they subjectively experience active citizenship? Part 1 examines official ... More

Keywords: Youth participation, comparison, youth policies, youth culture, agency, structure, learning, ICT, individualisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781447300182
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300182.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Loncle, editor

Gerrit Jackson, editor

Virginie Muniglia, editor

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ONE The analysis of youth participation in contemporary literature: a European perspective

Virginie Muniglia, Morena Cuconato, Patricia Loncle, and Andreas Walther

Part One Same word, same meaning? Participating in a changing world

2 Youth participation: strong discourses, weak policies – a general perspective

Patricia Loncle, Pat Leahy, Virginie Muniglia, and Andreas Walther

Part Two National and local policies for youth participation

Part Three Extending spaces of participation

Part Four Participation and learning

Part Five Outlook and conclusions

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