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    Youth in UK policies: instrumental construction or improved spaces for young people’s participation

    Milbourne, Linda (2012) Youth in UK policies: instrumental construction or improved spaces for young people’s participation. In: Pickard, S. and Nativel, C. and Portier-LeCoqc, F. (eds.) Les Politiques de Jeunesse au Royaume-uni et en France: désaffection, répression et accompagnement à la citoyenneté. Paris, France: Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, pp. 201-219. ISBN 9782878545470.

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    Book synopsis: The twenty-first century, young people are often associated with negative representations. If we rely on political discourse, the media and public opinion in the United Kingdom and France, the young would be an idle and dangerous for the social generation. However, as this book shows, the main challenge facing governments on both sides of the Channel for the decline of traditional forms of youth participation in politics. With contributions from sociologists and political scientists of youth, this book addresses the issues of political commitment, citizenship and youth policy changes. In both countries, there is a confrontation between two main types of youth policies. First, a "repressive" component that uses public facilities based on stigma and social control, then a new "support" section to promote citizenship and participation in public life and to encourage renewed forms of political engagement. Although promising, this second approach is not devoid of tensions and contradictions as well as highlight the work gathered here.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 16:22
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:07


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