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Youth participation in Europe : beyond discourses, practices and realities

Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This timely book offers a fresh look at youth participation: examining official and unofficial constructions of participation by young people in a range of socio-political domains.


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781447300182 1447300181
OCLC Number: 828220030
Description: xii, 264 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The analysis of youth participation in contemporary literature: a European perspective ~ Virginie Muniglia, Morena Cuconato, Patricia Loncle and Andreas Walther; Part 1: Same word, same meaning? Participating in a changing world: Youth participation: Strong discourses, weak policies, a general perspective ~ Patricia Loncle, Pat Leahy, Virginie Muniglia and Andreas Walther; Participation and individualisation: The emergence of a new (political) consciousness? ~ Reingard Spannring; Informal education in a historical perspective: Between an instrument of social education and a socio educational practice ~ Filip Coussee and Tony Jeffs; Part 2 National and local policies for youth participation: Celebrating pluralism: Beyond established forms of youth participation ~ Lasse Siurala and Heini Turkia; Youth participation in the framework of the reformulation of local youth policies in Italy ~ Morena Cuconato, Nicola De Luigi and Alessandro Martelli; Barriers to participation within a recessionary State: Impediments confronting Irish youth ~ Pat Leahy and Paul Burgess; Youth participation and local social and youth policies in Spain ~ Lourdes Gaitan; Part 3: Extending spaces of participation: The interplay of youth culture, the Web 2.0 and political participation in Europe: New reflections after the Youth Quake in Northern Africa and the Middle East ~ Morena Cuconato and Natalia Waechter; Young people and online civic participation: Key findings from a Pan-European research project ~ Shakuntala Banaji and David Buckingham; Young people and mental health: When ICT becomes a tool of participation in public health in Finland ~ Camilla Granholm; Part 4: Participation and learning: Learning to participate or participating to learn? ~ Andreas Walther; Pupils' participation in French secondary schools: The interplay between tradition and innovation ~ Valerie Becquet; Outlook and conclusions: Participation or non-participation? Getting beyond dichotomies by applying and ideology-critical, a comparative and biographical perspective ~ Andreas Walther; Afterword: Dynamic and socially embedded: Biographies of participation in youth ~ Gill Jones.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Loncle ... [et al.].
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