ISBN-10:
1447315766
ISBN-13:
9781447315766
Pub. Date:
05/15/2016
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Understanding Youth in the Global Economic Crisis

Understanding Youth in the Global Economic Crisis

by Alan France

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Overview

Understanding Youth in the Global Economic Crisis


In this innovative book, Alan France looks not at the economic impact of the global economic crisis and great recession of the past decade, but at the effect these forces have had on our very understanding of youth through its associated institutions. Using eight countries as case studies, he undertakes an in-depth sociological analysis of historical and contemporary developments in secondary education, training, work, and welfare policy to show how the ecological landscape of youth has been affected. Mapping the growing influence of neoliberalism as a political strategy in each of the countries, he shows how, after the crisis, the reconfiguration of institutions and practices that are central to the lives of the young is accelerating, bringing new meaning to youth, age, transition, diversity, risk, and inclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447315766
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 05/15/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Alan France is professor of sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He is coauthor of, most recently, A Political Ecology of Youth and Crime.

Table of Contents


About the author
Acknowledgments
Introduction 

1. A political ecology of youth
2. The global crisis and the ‘age of austerity’
3. Education and training: the broken promise
4. Education and training: from public to private responsibility
5. Unemployment and work: precarious futures
6. NEETs and the disengaged: the ‘new’ youth problem
7. Divergence and difference: contrasting cross-national experiences of being young
8. Education, work and welfare in diverse settings
9. Youth and mobility: inequity, leaving home and the questions of youth migration
10. After the crisis: social change and what it means to be young

References
Index

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