• Ilaria Pitti


The introductory chapter clarifies the focus of the book, introduces its analytical perspective, and presents its structure. Taking for granted the idea that young generations are “naturally” inclined to engage through non-conventional forms of participation, sociological and political science literature have often overlooked the changes emerging within youth unconventional political practices during the last decades, dismissing the socio-historical situatedness of political behaviours. In this perspective, this chapter argues the need to delve into the relationship between young people and unconventional participation in contemporary society in order to clarify and actualise our understandings of unconventional political participation.


Unconventional political participation Youth conditions Youth political engagement 


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  • Ilaria Pitti
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  1. 1.School of Humanities, Education and Social SciencesÖrebro UniversityÖrebroSweden

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