Valuing youth in UK policies: instrumental construction or improved spaces for young people’s participation?
Milbourne, Linda (2012) Valuing youth in UK policies: instrumental construction or improved spaces for young people’s participation? In: Pickard, S. and Nativel, C. and Portier-Le Cocq, F. (eds.) Les politiques de la jeunesse au Royaume-Uni en France. Paris, France: Presse de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, pp. 201-219. ISBN 9782878545470.
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Recent policy changes in the UK have renewed public and academic interest in the contexts and goals surrounding work with young people. The emphasis on youth action and participation as components of policy discourse associated with citizenship contrasts with policies promoting increased youth supervision but has had limited research attention. This paper draws on empirical study of community-based organisations working with young people and asks whether the emphases on localism and youth-led projects mark a transition towards more responsive services and improved spaces for youth participation. It argues for better understanding of the complexity, including barriers to involving disengaged youth, which highlights powerful institutional dynamics surrounding spaces for voice and activism.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||youth activism, youth services, social exclusion, community cohesion|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Geography, Environment and Development Studies|
|Date Deposited:||16 Nov 2012 14:56|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:33|
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