Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crises

  • Sarah Pickard
  • Judith Bessant

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics book series (PSYPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sarah Pickard, Judith Bessant
    Pages 1-16
  3. Young People and Student Activism

  4. Young People and Online Political Action

  5. Young People, Collective Identity and Community Building

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Nilay Çabuk Kaya, Haktan Ural
      Pages 199-215
    3. Susan Batchelor, Alistair Fraser, Leona Li Ngai Ling, Lisa Whittaker
      Pages 233-251
    4. Nicola De Luigi, Alessandro Martelli, Ilaria Pitti
      Pages 253-271
    5. Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Yannis Pechtelidis
      Pages 273-293
  6. Young People and Protest as Politics

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 395-410

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Pickard
    • 1
  • Judith Bessant
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Sorbonne NouvelleParisFrance
  2. 2.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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