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Young People and Politics Apathetic and Disengaged?

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ISBN-10: 3838305132

ISBN-13: 9783838305134

Edition: 2009

Authors: Nathan Manning

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This work is an examination of the popular discourse which claims young people are apathetic and disengaged from politics. It is argued that this discourse is based upon two faulty conceptual assumptions; firstly, that youth is a period of linear transition to adulthood, and secondly, that the discourse applies an unproblematised notion of politics which has its origin in the eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment. The research used in-depth qualitative interviews to explore the ways in which young people operating across the political spectrum understand and practice politics. The findings suggest that the narrow, liberal model of politics is the hegemonic model of politics for…    
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Book details

List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Company KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English