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Education, Economy and Society

Education, Democracy and Inequality

Political Engagement and Citizenship Education in Europe

Authors: Hoskins, Bryony, Janmaat, Jan Germen

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  • Argues that education systems are enhancing and entrenching socioeconomic inequalities in political engagement
  • Analyses how the school and education systems more generally can reproduce these inequalities
  • Draws upon the theories of Bourdieu and Bernstein to compare the UK system to other European countries
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This book posits that national education systems are enhancing socioeconomic inequalities in political engagement. While the democratic ideal is social equality in political engagement, the authors demonstrate that the English education system is recreating and enhancing entrenched democratic inequalities. In Europe, the UK has the strongest correlation between social background and voting behaviours. Examining the role of the school and the education system in the potential reproduction of these inequalities, the authors draw upon the theories of Bourdieu and Bernstein and compare the English school system to other European countries to analyse barriers that are put along the way to political engagement. In times of political disaffection, frustration and polarisation, it is particularly important to uncover why young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to engage politically, and to help inspire future generations to use their voice. This timely book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of educational inequality and political engagement.

About the authors

Bryony Hoskins is Professor of Comparative Social Science at the University of Roehampton, UK. She is an internationally renowned scholar who has conducted groundbreaking research in the field of measuring active citizenship, civic competence and the learning of political engagement. She regularly contributes to policy on Citizenship for a wide range of international organisations.
Jan Germen Janmaat is Reader in Comparative Social Science at the UCL Institute of Education, UK. He is interested in the ways in which education, broadly conceived, can promote civic values and social cohesion, and has published widely on these topics. Currently he is co-editor of Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-48975-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education, Democracy and Inequality
Book Subtitle
Political Engagement and Citizenship Education in Europe
Authors
Series Title
Education, Economy and Society
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48976-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48976-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48975-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 242
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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