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Youth Marginality in BritainContemporary Studies of Austerity$
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Shane Blackman and Ruth Rogers

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447330523

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.001.0001

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Broken society, anti-social contracts, failing state? Rethinking youth marginality

Broken society, anti-social contracts, failing state? Rethinking youth marginality

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(p.23) Two Broken society, anti-social contracts, failing state? Rethinking youth marginality
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Youth Marginality in Britain
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Peter Squires

Carlie Goldsmith

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0003

Peter Squires and Carlie Goldsmith examine social exclusion of youth and the conservative the ideology of the ‘broken society.’ They address young people’s hardship and marginality through a critical analysis of neo-liberal political ideology. They that young adult ‘quality of life’ has diminished as a result of ‘tough justice’ and punitive welfare policies. They question the neo-liberal approach to young adults with its focus on risk and compliance measures while young people receive sanctions, disciplines and punishments.

Keywords:   Youth Marginality, Social Exclusion, Neo-liberalism, ‘Broken Society,’, Anti-social Contracts, Sanctions, Governance

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