Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics

Student Debt and Political Participation

Authors: Nissen, Sylvia

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  • Focuses on the political repercussions of students debt, particularly for political action and agency
  • Explores student experiences of debt presenting evidence from 70 in-depth interviews with students
  • Reconsiders how the underlying conditions of democracies are shaping the political imagination and agency of students as citizens
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This book examines how student debt informs the political action and participation of university students. The scale of student debt is unprecedented, particularly in the English-speaking world. In these democracies, debt has become an increasingly integral part of student life for many young people to enable participation in education and the wider economy. Using New Zealand as a case study, the author challenges existent assumptions about student attitudes towards loans by analysing how students speak about the impact of debt on themselves and their peers, including politically. Listening to these perspectives will provide a more nuanced insight into the underlying tensions and challenges of participating politically in a context of rising debt.

About the authors

Sylvia Nissen is a lecturer in the Department of Environmental Management at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. Her research focuses on young people, politics and democracy in a context of environmental change. She has published a chapter in an international volume, Student Politics and Protest (2017, edited by Rachel Brooks), and contributed to the Journal of Urgent Writing (2017, forthcoming) and New Zealand Sociology (2016).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook £39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Student Debt and Political Participation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96322-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96322-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96321-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 105
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