Youth, Citizenship and Empowerment: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Youth, Citizenship and Empowerment

1st Edition

By Helena Helve, Claire Wallace


346 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315182902
pub: 2018-01-18
from $22.50

FREE Standard Shipping!


This title was first published in 2001. This book brings together a range of perspectives about citizenship and empowerment from around the globe. It thus approaches these important topics from a wide variety of directions, including different geo-political contexts, empirical studies, theoretical approaches and examples of actual projects to empower youth and how they have worked. The book addresses issues of importance for contemporary young people as well as for social policy and will be of relevance to practitioners, youth leaders and academics.


’Is there a European young citizen in the making who promotes and reflects the economic, political and institutional integration of Europe and maintains his/her cultural identity? This question is tackled by the contributions in the book…presents revealing analyses…’ Professor Walter R. Heinz, University of Bremen, Germany '…valuable and interesting insights into the lives of young people in various parts of the world. This reader was encouraged by the range and sophistication of the issues and debates covered in this volume…will appeal to all readers interested in the latest developments in youth research.' Youth and Policy

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: The state and prospects of youth and citizenship, Helena Helve and Claire Wallace. Youth, Citizenship and Empowerment in Comparative Perspective: Youth, citizenship and empowerment, Claire Wallace; Civic participation among young people in Europe, Reingard Spannring, Claire Wallace and Christian Haerpfer. Citizenship and Power: Critical discussion: empowerment or exclusion?, John Bynner; Young people’s participation in local development: lip service or serious business?, Liisa Horelli; The operative contingency of institutions and young fortuna in the risk society, Kari Paakkunainen; Mixed motives of young Nordic volunteers, Marianne Nylund; Young adults and shared household living: achieving independence through the (re)negotiation of peer relationships, Sue Heath and Liz Kenyon. Citizenship and Marginality: Critical discussion: from the margins - the darker side of empowerment, Lynne Chisholm; Skinheads - masculinity and violent action, Tarja Hilden; The racialization of youth gangs: when violence turns into a fight over a turf, Timo Virtanen; Economy of emotions and sexual violence against adolescent girls, Sari Näre; Foreigners as a strategic construction: Finnish young people’s accounts of immigrants, Leena Suurpää. Citizenship, Values and Attitudes: Critical discussion: modern or postmodern youth?, Gill Jones; Reflexivity and changes in attitudes and value structures, Helena Helve; Young people’s values and their lifestyles, Sakari Karvonen and Ossi Rahkonen; National, political and cultural identities of youth: tendencies in Post-Soviet Ukraine, Arseniy Svynarenko. New actors, Networks and Empowerment: Critical discussion: globalization and empowerment, Pat Allatt; The globalization of childhood and youth: new actors and networks in protecting street children and working children in the South, Mojibur Rahman; Youth creation of civil society in Slovakia, Ladislav Machácek; From urban warrior to market segment? Youth in Sou

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General