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Young people and contradictions of inclusionTowards Integrated Transition Policies in Europe$
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Andreu Lopez Blasco, Wallace McNeish, and Andreas Walther

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345547

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345547.001.0001

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Introduction: young people and contradictions of inclusion

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Young people and contradictions of inclusion

Andreas Walther

Wallace McNeish

Policy Press

This book aims to challenge the dominant quantitative perspective on young people's transitions and to suggest a more holistic and qualitative approach as an alternative. It also aims to contribute to the development of a dialogue between transition policy and transition research. This chapter discusses the most current concepts and discourses pertaining to youth transitions, such as: active citizenship and participation of young people; the disadvantaged youth; flexibilisation; employability of the labour force; lifelong learning; and equal opportunities. It also stresses the importance of dialogue between the young men and young women who have to be considered as the subjects of their own transitions.

Keywords:   work transition, social inclusion, transition policy, equal opportunities, youth transitions

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