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Take a cutting edge look at the civic engagement of young people.Increasingly recognized as an important feature of democraticfunctioning in communities, it has also become clear that the civicdomain is indispensable as a context for understanding humandevelopment processes. This volume proposes the following centraltheses in relation to youth civic development:

• It is rooted in the realities of young people’severyday lives.

• It is collectively constructed.

• It raises questions about the principles, values, andrelationships that bind people together in societies.

• It raises questions about power and justice.

Youth civic development pushes the field to focus on the socialissues with which younger generations are grappling and theidentities they are constructing—issues that also are shapedby structural inequalities and by the collective actions of youth.The volume builds on themes of agency and assets from the field ofpositive youth development and points to ways that the criticalanalysis and engagement of young people in their society cancontribute to social change.

This is the 134th volume in this series. Itsmission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentationson cutting edge issues and concepts in child and adolescentdevelopment. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction orresearch topic and is edited by experts on that topic.

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ISBN: 9781118288030
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