Youth in Contemporary Europe

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-07
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book examines the everyday living conditions experienced and also shaped by young people in Europe. Contributors reflect on the current context of economic, social and political change affecting youth in the critical transition from dependence to independence. The volume provides the reader with a multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary view of youth cultures, drawn from a variety of recent research throughout the continent.

Author Biography

occupies the Chair of Evangelism at Drew University in New Jersey and contributes weekly to sermons.com and a podcast, "Napkin Scribbles." One of The Twitter Elite, ranking in the top thousand of the millions of users, he has authored numerous articles, sermons, and forty books. www.LeonardSweet.com
Frank Viola is a best-selling author and international conference speaker. His books include Finding Organic Church, Reimagining Church, The Untold Story of the New Testament Church, and the best-selling From Eternity to Here. www.FrankViola.com

Table of Contents

Introduction: Youth Culture in Contemporary Europep. 1
Life Chances and Socio-Economic Determinants of Youth Today
Determinants of Social Exclusion among the Young in Estonia, Germany and the United Kingdomp. 17
Poverty and Unemployment of Young Europeans from an Intergenerational Perspectivep. 35
Youth Unemployment Policy in Britain and Germany: A Comparison of 'Third Way' Approachesp. 59
Youth and Socio-Cultural Transformations
Young Europeans and Educational Mobilityp. 85
Events of Hope and Events of Crisis: Childhood, Youth and Hope in Britainp. 103
Youth Cultures as a Way to Tackle Insecure Transitions into Adulthoodp. 119
Online Counselling: Meeting the Needs of Young People in Late Modern Societiesp. 133
Youth as a Problem Group?
Some Insights into Violent Youth Crimep. 151
Youth Citizenship and Risk in UK Social Policyp. 165
Leaving the Parental Home or Staying On? Young People in Spain and the Development of Social Capital
Youth and Political Culture
Youth Culture and European Integration in Germany: Back to European Basics?p. 203
'Europe? Totally out of my Depth': National and European Citizenship among Young People in Germany and Englandp. 216
Political Participation of Youth: Young Germans in the European Contextp. 223
Making a Difference? Political Participation of Young People in the United Kingdomp. 249
Renouncing Violence or Substituting for It? The Consequences of the Institutionalization of Alleanza Nazionale on the Culture of Young Neo-Fascist Activists in Italyp. 268
Contributorsp. 283
Indexp. 287
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