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Jobless Citizens

Political Engagement of the Young Unemployed

  • Marco Giugni
  • Jasmine Lorenzini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini
    Pages 1-15
  3. Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini
    Pages 17-29
  4. Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini
    Pages 31-46
  5. Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini
    Pages 47-62
  6. Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini
    Pages 63-77
  7. Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini
    Pages 79-95
  8. Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini
    Pages 97-107
  9. Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini
    Pages 109-120
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 121-143

About this book

Introduction

This book examines patterns of political engagement of long-term unemployed youth. The authors show how unemployment affects the personal, social, and political life of young people. Focusing on the case of Geneva in Switzerland, the study shows the importance of socioeconomic, relational, psychological, and institutional resources for the political engagement of unemployed youth. The book shows specifically how the relationship between unemployment and the political engagement of unemployed youth is mediated by a number of factors: their socioeconomic status and more generally their individual background, their level of deprivation and the associated degree of subjective well-being; the social capital that unemployed youth draw from involvement in voluntary associations and interpersonal networks and relations, and the political learning stemming from interactions with welfare institutions and their perception of such interactions.

Students and scholars in areas including Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Youth Studies and Social Policy will find this study of interest.

Keywords

work labour economic crisis political sociology organizational membership Youth Studies welfare state well-being social capital

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Giugni
    • 1
  • Jasmine Lorenzini
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Political and Social ScienceEuropean University InstituteSan Domenico di FiesoleItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95142-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95141-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95142-0
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