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.
About the Author
Philippa Collin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney and a Research Program Leader of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Australia.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: 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