Participation, citizenship and well-being: engaging with young people, making a difference

Terry Barber

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    Abstract

    Theories relating to youth participation are, in the main, ill-defined and contested. It is often assumed that citizenship and a sense of well-being are the outcomes of active forms of youth participation. This paper presents a critical comparative review of each before offering a new model which seeks to explain the top-down and bottom-up influences on the positive engagement of young people.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-40
    Number of pages16
    JournalYoung: Nordic Journal of Youth Research
    Volume17
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

    Keywords

    • Citizenship
    • Consultation
    • Engagement
    • Participation
    • Social capital theory
    • Well being
    • Young people

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