Youth policies and youth participation: from beneficiaries to actors

  title={Youth policies and youth participation: from beneficiaries to actors},
  author={Rita Bertozzi},
  journal={Italian Journal of Sociology of Education},
  • Rita Bertozzi
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Italian Journal of Sociology of Education
Recent research shows that young people tend to be scarcely involved in political matters, thus remaining invisible. There are indeed forms of youth activism, but they tend to involve different ways of participation. Participation has gradually become a more central issue at the political level, but the question remains of its relevance from the point of view of young people. Youth work is a privileged setting for the analysis of youth involvement. The paper first reviews the Italian debate on… Expand
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