Youth as Architects of Social Change

Global Efforts to Advance Youth-Driven Innovation

  • Sheri Bastien
  • Halla B. Holmarsdottir

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Positioning Youth as Social Innovators on the Global Stage

  3. Case Studies of Youth-Driven Innovation for Social Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Sheri Bastien, Erin Hetherington, Keri Williams, Jennifer Hatfield, Mange Manyama
      Pages 77-95
    3. Maria Francisca Pinheiro Coelho, Ana Cristina Murta Collares
      Pages 121-154
    4. Riina Subra, Mikko Koria, Oona Timonen, Stella Neema, Annika Launiala
      Pages 175-213
    5. Ingrid M. Tolstad, Aina Landsverk Hagen, Bengt Andersen
      Pages 215-242
  4. Sheri Bastien, Halla B. Holmarsdottir
    Pages E1-E1
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 339-353

About this book


This edited collection outlines the issues central to youth engagement in research and social innovation. Youth-driven innovation for social change is increasingly recognized as holding potential for the development of sustainable strategies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges of our time. The contributors provide additional knowledge concerning what actually constitutes an enabling environment, as well as the most effective approaches for engaging youth as architects of change. While sensitive to the need for contextual appropriateness, the volume contributes to the development of shared understandings and frameworks for engaging and spurring youth-driven innovation for social change worldwide.

Youth-Driven Social Innovation showcases examples of youth engagement in frugal and reverse innovation worldwide, alongside examples which demonstrate the tremendous potential of South-South learning, but also learning and youth innovation in the Global North. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including education, sociology, anthropology, public health, and politics. 


Citizenship Globalization School curricula Microfinance Participatory action research Frugal innovation Reverse innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheri Bastien
    • 1
  • Halla B. Holmarsdottir
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public Health ScienceNorwegian University of Life SciencesÅsNorway
  2. 2.Oslo and Akershus University CollegeOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66274-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66275-6
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