In the best interests of youth or neoliberalism? The World Bank and the New Global Youth Empowerment Project

  title={In the best interests of youth or neoliberalism? The World Bank and the New Global Youth Empowerment Project},
  author={Mayssoun Sukarieh and Stuart Tannock},
  journal={Journal of Youth Studies},
  pages={301 - 312}
Youth, and youth employment especially, have jumped to the forefront of the international development agenda, driven by new funding and reporting priorities of the World Bank and allied international and national aid organisations. Despite the seductive rhetoric of youth empowerment, however, we argue that the new turn to youth serves primarily to serve the goal of insulating the increasingly contested neoliberal project from further political and ideological challenge. Through a reading of the… 
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