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Young citizens and political participation in a digital society : addressing the democratic disconnect, Philippa Collin, (electronic book ;)

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Young citizens and political participation in a digital society : addressing the democratic disconnect
Title
Young citizens and political participation in a digital society
Title remainder
addressing the democratic disconnect
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Collin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives, this book examines questions of youth citizenship and participation by exploring their meanings in policy, practice and youth experience. It examines young people's participation in non-government and youth-led organisations, and asks what can be done to bridge the democratic disconnect.
  • 'Young Citizens and Participation in a Digital Society is an important and very timely contribution to a question that lies at the heart of our democratic malaise. Collin draws upon a vast literature to unmask the illusions, the contradictions and the speculative commentaries that have dogged serious discourse on young people's political and civic participation.' - Eric Sidoti, University of Western Sydney, Australia 'This book challenges traditional institutions to respond to broader processes of social and cultural change that young people are experiencing, asking whether they can adapt and change; while also reiterating that young people's political need to achieve consensus may mean elite power is increasingly being left unquestioned.' - Ariadne Vromen, University of Sydney, Australia 'A litmus test for excellent research in the area of citizenship and youth should be the reflexivity, depth and breadth of its empirical and theoretical engagement with young people and the social interests, environments and policies which structure or inflect their lives. Collin's perceptive and critical book passes this test, offering valuable solutions to the disconnect between young people and institutional governance in the UK and Australia.' - Shakuntala Banaji, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 'Collin has drawn upon research undertaken in the UK and Australia to bring to life how young people are turning to new social practices with digital media as a way of 'being political'. As a result she suggests that we need to think differently about how we conceptualise young people's engagement with citizenship and democracy. This is an excellent book and will, I am sure, actively engage students in areas such as the sociology of youth, cultural studies and politics.' - Professor Alan France, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Collin, Philippa
Dewey number
323.0420835
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Studies in childhood and youth
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  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
Summary expansion
We are living in an era of democratic disconnect. A gap exists between institutional understandings and expectations of young citizens and the nature and substance of youthful forms of political action. In recent times youth participation policies have become a popular strategy to address a range of perceived 'issues' related to young people: either problems of youth disengagement from democracy or their exclusion from democratic processes. Drawing on the accounts of young people in Australia and the United Kingdom, this book examines questions of youth citizenship and participation by exploring their meanings in policy, practice and youth experience. With reference to recent theoretical work from the New Sociology of Youth, Political Sociology and Media and Communications it examines young people's perspectives on participation in non-government and youth-led organisations. In doing so, it focuses on what young people think and do - and what can be done to bridge the democratic disconnect
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Young citizens and political participation in a digital society : addressing the democratic disconnect, Philippa Collin, (electronic book ;)
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Publication
Contents
Introduction: Young People, Participation and Digital Media 1. Conceptualising Young Citizens 2. Cultivating Good Citizens: Youth Participation Policies in Context 3. Civic Organisations in Context 4. Youth Perspectives on Participation 5. Mediated Participation 6. Addressing the Democratic Disconnect: Promoting Pluralism and Engaging with the Politics of the Ordinary
Control code
9781137348838
Extent
200 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137348838
Other physical details
1 figures, 9.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Young citizens and political participation in a digital society : addressing the democratic disconnect, Philippa Collin, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Introduction: Young People, Participation and Digital Media 1. Conceptualising Young Citizens 2. Cultivating Good Citizens: Youth Participation Policies in Context 3. Civic Organisations in Context 4. Youth Perspectives on Participation 5. Mediated Participation 6. Addressing the Democratic Disconnect: Promoting Pluralism and Engaging with the Politics of the Ordinary
Control code
9781137348838
Extent
200 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137348838
Other physical details
1 figures, 9.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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