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This book provides insight into the diverse ways young people from around the world are regenerating politics in innovative and multifaceted ways. The authors, who include academics and activists, challenge claims that young people are apolitical, apathetic and living up to the ‘me generation’ stereotype. Contributions cover a rich body of case examples of traditional and new forms of youth politics in response to situated injustices and political and socio-economic crises. Significant and optimistic, the collection presents strong evidence from across the globe that these developments are not isolated incidences, but are in fact part of a systemic, large-scale transformation leading to a regeneration of the political landscape by young people. The book is aimed at students and scholars in the fields of politics, sociology, policy studies and youth and childhood studies.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Sarah Pickard, Judith Bessant

Young People and Student Activism

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Chapter 2. Young People and the #Hashtags That Broke the Rainbow Nation

Rekgotsofetse Chikane

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Chapter 3. Students Taking Action in Los Angeles Schools: An Ethnographic Case Study of Student Activism in the United States

Analicia Mejia Mesinas

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Chapter 4. ‘Professional Students Do Not Play Politics’: How Kenyan Students Professionalise Environmental Activism and Produce Neoliberal Subjectivities

Grace Muthoni Mwaura

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Chapter 5. The ‘Good,’ the ‘Bad’ and the ‘Useless’: Young People’s Political Action Repertoires in Quebec

Nicole Gallant

Young People and Online Political Action

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Chapter 6. The Crisis of Democracy in Hong Kong: Young People’s Online Politics and the Umbrella Movement

Rob Watts

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Chapter 7. Momentum and the Movementist ‘Corbynistas’: Young People Regenerating the Labour Party in Britain

Sarah Pickard

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Chapter 8. Right-Wing Populism and Young ‘Stormers’: Conflict in Democratic Politics

Judith Bessant

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Chapter 9. ‘How Not to Be a Terrorist’: Radicalisation and Young Western Muslims’ Digital Discourses

Andrew Hope, Julie Matthews

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Chapter 10. Young People’s Political Participation in Europe in Times of Crisis

Maria Grasso

Young People, Collective Identity and Community Building

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Chapter 11. The Gezi Resistance of Turkey as Young People’s Counter-Conduct

Nilay Çabuk Kaya, Haktan Ural

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Chapter 12. Off the Radar Democracy: Young People’s Alternative Acts of Citizenship in Australia

Lucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black

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Chapter 13. (Re)Politicising Young People: From Scotland’s Indyref to Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

Susan Batchelor, Alistair Fraser, Leona Li Ngai Ling, Lisa Whittaker

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Chapter 14. New Forms of Solidarity and Young People: An Ethnography of Youth Participation in Italy

Nicola Luigi, Alessandro Martelli, Ilaria Pitti

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Chapter 15. Youth Heteropolitics in Crisis-Ridden Greece

Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Yannis Pechtelidis

Young People and Protest as Politics

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Chapter 16. Youth-Led Struggles Against Racialized Crime Control in the United States

Tim Goddard, Randolph R. Myers

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Chapter 17. Youth Work, Agonistic Democracy and Transgressive Enjoyment in England

Graham Bright, Carole Pugh, Matthew Clarke

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Chapter 18. Political Participation and Activism in the Post-15m Era: Young People’s Political Identifications in Lleida, Catalonia

Eduard Ballesté Isern, José Sánchez García

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Chapter 19. New Modes of Youth Political Action and Democracy in the Americas: From the Chilean Spring to the Maple Spring in Quebec

Ricardo Peñafiel, Marie-Christine Doran

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Chapter 20. Youth Participation in Eastern Europe in the Age of Austerity

Marko Kovacic, Danijela Dolenec

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