Young people and contradictions of inclusion
Towards Integrated Transition Policies in Europe
- Andreu López Blasco, Wallace McNeish, Andreas Walther
- Hardback, 304 pages, 234 x 156 mm
- 22 Dec 2003
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"This book provides valuable insights into young people's transitions to work in modern societies, and into the (in)adequacies of policies intended to support these transitions. With its main objectives, to develop a more qualitative, holistic approach to young people's transitions and to bridge the gap between transition research and policy, the book raises challenging issues for social scientists and policy makers."
Rik van Berkel, Department of General Social Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
About This Book
Using a biographical approach, this book: · integrates the perspectives of social policy, sociology, youth and transition research, and education and labour market research; · compares policy and practice in a variety of European national contexts; · explores the dilemmas of policies for the inclusion of young people; · suggests that a holistic Integrated Transition Policy, which puts young people's subjective experience at its centre, can provide an alternative to current policies and practice; This book is aimed at academics and students in social policy, sociology, education, economics and political science who are interested in policy analysis with regard to young people. The overview of recent trends also makes it relevant for practitioners and policy makers in the field.
Author BiographyAndreu López Blasco is Head of Research at the Association of Regional and European Analysis in Valencia, Spain. Wallace McNeish is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland. Andreas Walther is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Regional Innovation and Social Research in Tübingen, Germany, and coordinator of the European research network EGRIS (European Group for Integrated Social Research).
Introduction: young people and contradictions of inclusion ~ Andreas Walther and Wallace McNeish
Part One: Risks and contradictions in young people's transitions to work: Yo-yo transitions and misleading trajectories: towards Integrated Transition Policies for young adults in Europe ~ Manuela du Bois-Reymond and Andreu López Blasco
Youth unemployment and the risk of social exclusion: comparative analysis of qualitative data ~ Thomas Kieselbach
Part Two: Young people and transition policies in Europe: Transition policies: strategies of actors and employment policies for young people in Europe ~ Lorenzo Cachón Rodríguez
The European strategy for youth employment: a discursive analysis ~ Amparo Serrano Pascual
State policy and youth unemployment in the EU: rights, responsibilities and lifelong learning ~ Wallace McNeish and Patricia Loncle
Transitional Labour Markets and training: rebalancing flexibility and security for lifelong learning ~ Harm van Lieshout and Ton Wilthagen
The third sector: ghetto for the disadvantaged or springboard towards integration? ~ Paul Burgess
The art of learning: empowerment through performing arts ~ Steven Miles
Part Three: Dilemmas and perspectives of Integrated Transition Policies: Empowerment or 'cooling out'? Dilemmas and contradictions of Integrated Transition Policies ~ Andreas Walther
Competence and employability ~ Sven Mørch and Barbara E. Stalder
Of roofs and thieves: the dilemmas of recognising informal learning ~ José
Machado Pais and Axel Pohl
Flexibility and security: the supposed dilemma of transition policies ~ Barbara Stauber, Siyka Kovacheva and Harm van Lieshout
'Disadvantage': transition policies between social construction and the needs of vulnerable youth ~ René
Bendit and Dermot Stokes.
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