Young People, Radical Democracy and Community Development

Focusing on youth activism for greater equality, liberty and mutual care – radical democracy – this timely collection explores the movement’s impacts on community organisations and workers. Essays from the Global North and Global South cover the Black Lives Matter movement, environmental activism and the struggles of refugees.

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Young people are often at the forefront of democratic activism, whether self-organised or supported by youth workers and community development professionals. Focusing on youth activism for greater equality, liberty and mutual care – radical democracy – this timely collection explores the movement’s impacts on community organisations and workers. Essays from the Global North and Global South cover the Black Lives Matter movement, environmental activism and the struggles of refugees.

At a time of huge global challenges, youth participation is a dynamic lens through which all community development scholars and participants can rethink their approaches.

Janet Batsleer worked until recently as Reader in Community Education and Principal Lecturer in Youth and Community Work at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Harriet Rowley is Senior Lecturer in Education and Community at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Demet Lüküslü is Professor of Sociology at Yeditepe University, Turkey.

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