Social Science

Youth Participation in Democratic Life

Stories of Hope and Disillusion

Author: Michael Bruter,Shakuntala Banaji,Sarah Harrison,Bart Cammaerts,Nick Anstead,Whitwell,Byrt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137540214

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 3117

This book is concerned with the contexts, nature and quality of the participation of young people in European democratic life. The authors understand democracy broadly as both institutional politics and civic cultures, and a wide range of methods are used to analyse and assess youth participation and attitudes.
Political Science

Youth Participation in Democratic Life

Stories of Hope and Disillusion

Author: Bart Cammaerts,Michael Bruter,Shakuntala Banaji,Sarah Harrison,Nick Anstead

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137540192

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 1021

This book analyses and assesses the contexts, nature and the diversity of young people's participation in European democratic life. The authors provide an interdisciplinary conceptual framework addressing participation, power, democracy, efficacy and media. Using dynamic, original data collected in surveys, focus groups, interviews and a field experiment, Youth Participation in Democratic Life address young people's attitudes towards voting, participation and representation in policy processes and politicians. Democracy is, however, much more than voting, so volunteering and contentious politics are also elaborated upon. Examining the role of traditional and new media in facilitating youth participation in democratic life, as well as the complex dynamics of youth exclusion from economic, educational and social spheres, the book reveals that most young people are far from apathetic about democracy but rather they are critical of current representative democratic systems and the political elites who appear to run these.
Political Science

Youth Participation in Democratic Life

Stories of Hope and Disillusion

Author: Bart Cammaerts,Michael Bruter,Shakuntala Banaji,Sarah Harrison,Nick Anstead

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137540201

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 6611

This book analyses and assesses the contexts, nature and the diversity of young people's participation in European democratic life. The authors provide an interdisciplinary conceptual framework addressing participation, power, democracy, efficacy and media. Using dynamic, original data collected in surveys, focus groups, interviews and a field experiment, Youth Participation in Democratic Life address young people's attitudes towards voting, participation and representation in policy processes and politicians. Democracy is, however, much more than voting, so volunteering and contentious politics are also elaborated upon. Examining the role of traditional and new media in facilitating youth participation in democratic life, as well as the complex dynamics of youth exclusion from economic, educational and social spheres, the book reveals that most young people are far from apathetic about democracy but rather they are critical of current representative democratic systems and the political elites who appear to run these.
Social Science

After the Revolution

Youth, Democracy, and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia

Author: Jessica Greenberg

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804791171

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 3941

What happens to student activism once mass protests have disappeared from view, and youth no longer embody the political frustrations and hopes of a nation? After the Revolution chronicles the lives of student activists as they confront the possibilities and disappointments of democracy in the shadow of the recent revolution in Serbia. Greenberg's narrative highlights the stories of young student activists as they seek to define their role and articulate a new form of legitimate political activity, post-socialism. When student activists in Serbia helped topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic on October 5, 2000, they unexpectedly found that the post-revolutionary period brought even greater problems. How do you actually live and practice democracy in the wake of war and the shadow of a recent revolution? How do young Serbians attempt to translate the energy and excitement generated by wide scale mobilization into the slow work of building democratic institutions? Greenberg navigates through the ranks of student organizations as they transition their activism from the streets back into the halls of the university. In exploring the everyday practices of student activists—their triumphs and frustrations—After the Revolution argues that disappointment is not a failure of democracy but a fundamental feature of how people live and practice it. This fascinating book develops a critical vocabulary for the social life of disappointment with the aim of helping citizens, scholars, and policymakers worldwide escape the trap of framing new democracies as doomed to failure.
Psychology

Public Spaces, Private Lives

Democracy Beyond 9/11

Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525269

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 4910

While many of the essays in this book were written before 9/11, they point to a number of important issues such as the commercialization of public life, the stepped up militarization, racial profiling, and the threat to basic civil liberties that have been resurrected since the terrorist attacks. Public Spaces, Private Lives serves to legitimate the claim that there is much in America that has not changed since 9/11. Rather than a dramatic change, what we are witnessing is an intensification and acceleration of the contradictions that threatened American democracy before the tragic events of 9/11. Hence, Public Spaces, Private Lives offers a context for both understanding and critically engaging the combined threats posed by the increase in domestic militarization and a neoliberal ideology that substitutes market values for those democratic values that are crucial to rethinking what a vibrant democracy would look like in the aftermath of September 11th.
Business & Economics

Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 1849291594

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 2888

There are more young people in the world today than ever before. Yet surprisingly little is known about the current state of affairs in youth development. Measuring the well-being of young people continues to be a challenge, even though its importance is widely recognised. The Commonwealth's youth flagship report, the Global Youth Development Index and Report, provides an evidence-based overview of the state of development for the nearly 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 15 and 30 in the world. The Youth Development Index (YDI) is a composite index of 18 indicators that collectively measure progress on youth development in 183 countries, including 49 of the 53 Commonwealth countries. The YDI has five domains, measuring levels of education, health and well-being, employment and opportunity, political participation and civic participation among young people.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Author: Alcoholics Anonymous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258461805

Category:

Page: 410

View: 7837

Education

Neoliberalism, Pedagogy, and Human Development

Exploring Time, Mediation, and Collectivity in Contemporary Schools

Author: Michalis Kontopodis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415516765

Category: Education

Page: 137

View: 4628

In most Western developed countries, adult life is increasingly organized on the basis of short-term work contracts and reduced social security funds. In this context it seems that producing efficient job-seekers and employees becomes the main aim of educational programs for the next generation. Through case studies of young people from urban and countryside marginalized populations in Germany, USA and Brazil, this book investigates emerging educational practices and takes a critical stance towards what can be seen as neoliberal educational politics. It investigates how mediating devices such as CVs, school reports, school files, photos and narratives shape the ways in which those marginalized students reflect about their past as well as imagine their future. By building on process philosophy and time theory, post-structuralism, as well as on Vygotsky's psychological theory, the analysis differentiates between two discrete modes of human development: development of concrete skills (potential development) and development of new societal relations (virtual development, which is at the same time individual and collective). The book outlines an innovative relational account of learning and human development which can prove of particular importance for the education of marginalized students in today's globalized world.
Political Science

Slow Democracy

Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home

Author: Susan Clark,Woden Teachout

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584145

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 1744

Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities. Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. It invites us to bring the advantages of "slow" to our community decision making. Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered. Susan Clark and Woden Teachout outline the qualities of real, local decision making and show us the range of ways that communities are breathing new life into participatory democracy around the country. We meet residents who seize back control of their municipal water systems from global corporations, parents who find unique solutions to seemingly divisive school-redistricting issues, and a host of other citizens across the nation who have designed local decision-making systems to solve the problems unique to their area in ways that work best for their communities. Though rooted in the direct participation that defined our nation's early days, slow democracy is not a romantic vision for reigniting the ways of old. Rather, the strategies outlined here are uniquely suited to 21st-century technologies and culture.If our future holds an increased focus on local food, local energy, and local economy, then surely we will need to improve our skills at local governance as well.
Computers

The Civic Web

Author: Shakuntala Banaji

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262019647

Category: Computers

Page: 185

View: 1346

There has been widespread concern in contemporary Western societies about declining engagement in civic life; people are less inclined to vote, to join political parties, to campaign for social causes, or to trust political processes. Young people in particular are frequently described as alienated or apathetic. Some have looked optimistically to new media -- and particularly the Internet -- as a means of revitalizing civic life and democracy. Governments, political parties, charities, NGOs, activists, religious and ethnic groups, and grassroots organizations have created a range of youth-oriented websites that encourage widely divergent forms of civic engagement and use varying degrees of interactivity. But are young people really apathetic and lacking in motivation? Does the Internet have the power to re-engage those disenchanted with politics and civic life? Based on a major research project funded by the European Commission, this book attempts to understand the role of the Internet in promoting young people's participation. Examples are drawn from Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom -- countries offering contrasting political systems and cultural contexts. The book also addresses broader questions about the meaning of civic engagement, the nature of new forms of participation, and their implications for the future of civic life.
Political Science

Politics in a Time of Crisis

Podemos and the Future of Democracy in Europe

Author: Pablo Iglesias

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781784783358

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5004

A manifesto for a new, democratic left: a political programme poised to transform Europe Since 2011, Pablo Iglesias has led Podemos, a new radical left party in Spain that is reframing the nature of modern politics. Under his guidance, the party has unmasked the ideological motives behind European austerity, revealing the true nature of this power grab conducted on behalf of elites intent on dismantling the welfare state. Here, Iglesias delineates his political vision. He skewers not only the Spanish establishment, but also the anti-democratic bloc comprising the Troika, corporate interests, and the "Wall Street Party." Politics in a Time of Crisis--which includes an in-depth interview with Iglesias--is an incisive examination of the current situation in Europe as well as a stirring call for international resistance.
Political Science

Truth Decay

An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life

Author: Kavanagh,Michael D. Rich

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 1977400132

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 6304

Political and civil discourse in the United States is characterized by “Truth Decay,” defined as increasing disagreement about facts, a blurring of the line between opinion and fact, an increase in the relative volume of opinion compared with fact, and lowered trust in formerly respected sources of factual information. This report explores the causes and wide-ranging consequences of Truth Decay and proposes strategies for further action.
Art

Respublika!: Experiments in the performance of participation and democracy

Author: Helen Hahmann,Briony Campbell,Pascal Gielen,Loes Witteveen and Jacomien den Boer,Vaia Doudaki,Helene Black and Yiannis Colakides,Bart Cammaerts,Nicos Trimikliniotis,Hazal Yolga,Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman,Labor Neunzehn,Johannes Gerard,Yiannis Christidis,Vuk Ćosić,Liza Philosof,Nance Davies,Will Kendrick,Olga Yegorova

Publisher: NeMe

ISBN: 9963969585

Category: Art

Page: 380

View: 8351

Publication following NeMe's project
Elections

HC 232 - Voter Engagement in the UK

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Political and Constitutional Reform Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215078772

Category: Elections

Page: 113

View: 8105

Since 1945, turnout for general elections in the UK has fallen from a high of 83.9% in 1950 to a low of 59.4% in 2001. Turnout for the 2010 general election was 65.1% higher than the previous two general elections, but still the third lowest since the introduction of universal suffrage. Turnout at the last general election was also low compared with turnout at the last parliamentary elections in other European Union countries. There is also evidence that a significant number of people in the UK are not registered to vote, with the most recent estimates indicating that the electoral register was between 85 and 87% complete. This would mean that approximately 6.5 million people are missing from the electoral register. In light of this, the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry into voter registration and turnout in the UK.
Social Science

Young People and the Future of News

Social Media and the Rise of Connective Journalism

Author: Lynn Schofield Clark,Regina Marchi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107190606

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 9149

This book examines youth media practices on social media, introducing the concept of connective journalism as a precursor to collective political action.
Social Science

Global Youth in Digital Trajectories

Author: Michalis Kontopodis,Christos Varvantakis,Christoph Wulf

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315303221

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 7083

Global Youth in Digital Trajectories explores the most recent developments regarding youth and media in a global perspective. Representing an innovative contribution to virtual research methods, this book presents research carried out in areas as diverse as Greece, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Russia, and India. The volume examines which new anthropological, and cultural-historical conditions and changes arise in connection with the widespread presence of digital media in the lives of the networked teens. Indeed, it is highlighted that the differentiation between an offline world and an online world is inapplicable to the lives of most young people. Exploring youth’s imaginary productions, personal sense-making processes and cross-media dialogues in today’s multimedia worlds, Global Youth in Digital Trajectories will be of particular interest to undergraduates and postgraduates in the fields of sociology, anthropology, education studies, media research and cultural studies. It may also appeal to practitioners in social work and schools. URL for circulation: www.routledge.com/9781138236035
Business & Economics

Revisiting Youth Political Participation

Challenges for Research and Democratic Practice in Europe

Author: Joerg Forbrig

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287156549

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

View: 1294

Business & Economics

The Law

Author: Frederic Bastiat

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596059648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 68

View: 1095

French political libertarian and economist CLAUDE FRDRIC BASTIAT (1801-1850) was one of the most eloquent champions of the concept that property rights and individual freedoms flowed from natural law. Here, in this 1850 classic, a powerful refutation of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, published two years earlier, Bastiat discusses: . what is law? . why socialism constitutes legal plunder . the proper function of the law . the law and morality . "the vicious circle of socialism" . the basis for stable government . and more.
Fiction

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684842505

Category: Fiction

Page: 797

View: 5423

F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.
Business & Economics

Youth Mainstreaming in Development Planning

Transforming Young Lives

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 1849291640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 5632

Youth Mainstreaming in Development Planning: Transforming Young Lives is a compendium of concepts to initiate dialogue and mobilise consensus around visions and strategies for young people and includes practical tools and techniques that will support initiatives to mainstream youth rights, voices and capabilities across government and other institutions. It is aimed policy-makers and practitioners in all sectors engaged in development planning at all levels.