Understanding Youth Participation Across Europe

From Survey to Ethnography

Editors: Pilkington, Hilary, Pollock, Gary, Franc, Renata (Eds.)

  • Draws on a high profile, large scale European research project which covered over 14 countries
  • Offers a unique methodological approach
  • Challenges the methodological assumption that survey research shows the big picture but at the cost of local nuance
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This edited volume presents findings from a major cross-European research project mapping the civic and political engagement of young Europeans in the context of both shared and diverse political heritages. Drawing on new survey, interview and ethnographic data, the authors discuss substantive issues relating to young people’s attitudes and activism including: attitudes to the European Union and to history; understanding of political ideologies; how attitudes to democracy are shaped by political heritage; activism in radical right wing groups and religion-based organisations; and digital activism.

These contributions make the book’s case that transnational and multi-method projects can enrich our understanding of how young people envisage their place and role in Europe’s political and civic space. The book challenges methodological assumptions that survey research shows the big picture but at the cost of local nuance or that qualitative research cannot speak beyond the individual case, and demonstrates the added explanatory value of triangulating different kinds of data.

Understanding Youth Participation Across Europe will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Sociology, Political Sociology, Youth Studies and Political and Civic Participation. 

 

About the authors

Hilary Pilkington is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK.

Gary Pollock is Professor and Head of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Renata Franc is Senior Research Fellow and Professor at Institute Ivo Pilar, Croatia.

Reviews

“This is a fascinating, and very timely, read … An important and innovative methodological text.” (Rachel Brooks, University of Surrey, UK)

“This ambitious volume charts new ground in comparative research and should be required reading in social science methods courses.” (Cynthia Miller-Idriss, American University, USA)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Thinking Globally, Understanding Locally

    Pollock, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Survey Research and Sensitivity to Context: The MYPLACE Project and Its Case Study Approach

    Pollock, Gary

    Pages 19-36

  • Beyond ‘Left’ and ‘Right’? The Role of Culture and Context in Young People’s Understanding of Ideology

    Mieriņa, Inta

    Pages 37-66

  • Attitudes Towards the EU Among Young People in Eastern Germany, Greece, and the UK: Embedding Survey Data Within Socio-Historical Context

    Grimm, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 67-98

  • Can Qualitative Data Speak Beyond the Individual Case? Employing Meta-Ethnography for the Synthesis of Findings in Transnational Research Projects

    Pilkington, Hilary

    Pages 101-121

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59006-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Youth Participation Across Europe
Book Subtitle
From Survey to Ethnography
Editors
  • Hilary Pilkington
  • Gary Pollock
  • Renata Franc
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59007-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59007-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59006-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
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