Young People and the Struggle for Participation
Contested Practices, Power and Pedagogies in Public Spaces
edited by Andreas Walther, Janet Batsleer, Patricia Loncle and Axel Pohl (Routledge)
The book aims at offering a new perspective towards youth participation. It starts from a critique of a narrow institutionalised interpretation of participation and the exclusion of a majority of young people’s activities in public spaces form what is being recognised as participation. Against this backdrop, it provides empirical analyses and theoretical reflections on young people’s practices in formal, non-formal and informal public spaces. It is based on the research carried out in the framework of the EU-funded project “Spaces and Styles of Participation. Formal, non-formal and informal possibilities of young people’s participation in European cities” (PARTISPACE). The book is available from local book sellers now. Further information at the publisher’s website.