Participation And Non-participation In Student Activism: Paths And Barriers To Mobilizing Young People For Political Action by Alexander HensbyParticipation And Non-participation In Student Activism: Paths And Barriers To Mobilizing Young People For Political Action by Alexander Hensby

Participation And Non-participation In Student Activism: Paths And Barriers To Mobilizing Young…

byAlexander Hensby

Paperback | August 24, 2018

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Why might some students convert their political interests into activism when others do not? There is a strong need to understand the changing dynamics of contemporary youth participation: how they engage, what repertoires are considered efficacious, and their motivations to get involved.This book uses the 2010/11 UK student protests against fees and cuts as a case study for analysing some of the key paths and barriers to political participation today. These paths and barriers - which include an individual's family socialisation, network positioning, and group identification (and dis-identification) - help us explain why some people convert their political sympathies and interests into action, and why others do not. Drawing on an original survey dataset of students, the book shows how and why students responded in the way that they did, whether by occupying buildings, joining marches, signing petitions, or not participating at all. Considering this in the context of other student movements across the globe, the book's combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, and its theoretical contribution provide a more holistic picture of student protest than is found in existing studies.
Alexander Hensby is Research Associate in the University of Kent's School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research. He is co-author of Theorizing Global Studies (2011) and has published in established journals, including Sociology, Social Movement Studies, and Organization.
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Title:Participation And Non-participation In Student Activism: Paths And Barriers To Mobilizing Young…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9 × 5.99 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 5.99 × 0.68 inPublished:August 24, 2018Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield InternationalLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783486945

ISBN - 13:9781783486946

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Table of Contents

Preface / 1. Introduction / 2. Theorizing political participation and non-participation / 3. Student activism past and present: opportunities, constraints, and repertoires of contention / 4. Who participates? Patterns of student political engagement and action / 5. Becoming a participant: activism mobilization and the university campus / 6. Being a participant: commitment, radicalization and the building of collective identities / 7. Being a non-participant:uncertainty, dis-identification and the 'caring but not committed' / 8. Conclusion

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Participation and Non-Participation in Student Activism is highly detailed, and adds a new perspective to current research focusing on non-participation. This book would be especially useful for postgraduates and early career researchers researching social movements, activism and student engagement. It is an interesting and thought-provoking book which focuses on, and answers many questions regarding, the motivations and barriers to participation, whilst also identifying why some individuals convert their interests into direct action, while others do not.