Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781861345240 Published December 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861345547 Published December 2003 For sale in North and South America only

Young People and Contradictions of Inclusion

Towards Integrated Transition Policies in Europe

Edited by Andreu López Blasco, Wallace McNeish, and Andreas Walther

Young People and Contradictions of Inclusion

Edited by Andreu López Blasco, Wallace McNeish, and Andreas Walther

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781861345240 Published December 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861345547 Published December 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Using a biographical approach, this book:·[vbTab]integrates the perspectives of social policy, sociology, youth and transition research, and education and labour market research;·[vbTab]compares policy and practice in a variety of European national contexts;·[vbTab]explores the dilemmas of policies for the inclusion of young people;·[vbTab]suggests that a holistic Integrated Transition Policy, which puts young people's subjective experience at its centre, can provide an alternative to current policies and practice; This book is aimed at academics and students in social policy, sociology, education, economics and political science who are interested in policy analysis with regard to young people. The overview of recent trends also makes it relevant for practitioners and policy makers in the field.
Contents
Introduction: young people and contradictions of inclusion - Andreas Walther

Part One: Risks and contradictions in young people's transitions to work

Yo-yo-transitions and misleading trajectories: towards integrated transition policies for young adults in Europe - Manuela du Bois-Reymond and Andreu López Blasco

Youth unemployment and the risk of social exclusion: comparative analysis of qualitative data - Thomas Kieselbach

Part Two: European research on young people and transition policies

Transition policies: strategies of actors and employment policies for young people in Europe - Lorenzo Cachón Rodríguez

The European strategy for youth employment: a discursive analysis - Amparo Serrano Pascual

State policies for youth unemployment in the European Union: rights, responsibilities and life-long learning - Wallace McNeish and Patricia Loncle

Transitional labour markets and training: re-balancing flexibility and security for life-long learning - Harm van Lieshout and Ton Wilthagen

The third sector: ghetto for the disadvantaged or springboard toward integration? - Paul Burgess

The art of learning: empowerment through performing arts - Steven Miles

Part Three: Dilemmas and perspectives of integrated transition policies

Empowerment or 'cooling out'? Dilemmas and contradictions of transition policies - Andreas Walther
Competence and employability - Sven Mørch and Barbara Stalder

Of roofs and knives: the dilemmas of recognising informal learning - José Machado Pais and Axel Pohl

Flexibility and security: the supposed dilemma of transition policies - Barbara Stauber, Siyka Kovacheva and Harm van Lieshout

'Disadvantage': transition policies between social construction and the needs of vulnerable youth - Dermot Stokes and René Bendit
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