Tsekoura, Maria (2012)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
Youth participation has gained increased prominence within recent policies and is expected to serve a number of agendas and aims including the empowerment of young people, the creation of future active citizens, the prevention of anti-social behaviour and the integration of youth into society. When young people’s involvement in participatory activities is discussed, it is often done on the basis of its expected outcomes, and more rarely in terms of how young people themselves make sense of and use existing opportunities. This study addresses this issue by focusing on how young people conceptualise participation, how they represent their experience within particular projects and how such experience relates to participatory policies. Drawing from different contexts - Greece and the UK - this thesis presents examples of how engagement with similar processes of participation is mediated through the environments within which young people shape their everyday lives.
|Type of Work:||Ph.D. thesis.|
|Supervisor(s):||Hughes , Nathan and Connor, Stuart and Matthews, Bob|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences|
|Department:||School of Public Policy|
HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
JN Political institutions (Europe)
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
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