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Apathy or Exclusion? Unfolding Constructions of Citizenship

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posted on 2019-09-06, 08:38 authored by Gillian Moloney
This article unfolds constructions of citizenship by directly examining young people's views and experiences in order to confirm or reject the "Youth Apathy Thesis". Eight semi-structured interviews were conducted and seven overarching themes emerged from a detailed thematic analysis of the interview texts. The themes discussed are The Meaning of Citizenship, Social Change: Shaping the Experience of Citizenship, Young People as Autonomous Global Citizens, Motivating Citizenship, Barriers Facing Young People, Automatic Citizenship is Problematic, Inspire a Generation: Young People Promoting a Culture of Citizenship. The data suggests a rejection of the "Youth Apathy Thesis".

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Socheolas;4(1), pp.23-45

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Department of Sociology, University of Limerick

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peer-reviewed

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English

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