Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Spatialities of the Rights of the Child

  3. Children and Young People’s Agency in Politics

  4. Youthful Practice as Political Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Cristina Arancibia, Stephen T. Sadlier, Lesmer Montecino
      Pages 331-344
    3. Kathrin Hörschelmann
      Pages 363-380
  5. Youth Citizenship: Practice, Performance and Experience

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 531-534

About this book


This volume explores the political geographies of children and young people and aims to cement this research area within human geography and beyond. Indeed, the policies that specifically target young individuals and groups, and the politics in the everyday lives of children and youth across all scalar dimensions deserve broad attention. The book is structured in four sections with specific focus on the spatialities of the rights of the child, children and young people’s agency in politics, youthful practice as political resistance, and active youth citizenship. In the 28 chapters, a total of 43 authors based in 14 different countries explicate how issues of youthful citizenship, children’s rights, and children and young people's political agencies cross disciplinary, methodological and theoretical boundaries, with notable geographical variation. Particular attention falls on children and young people’s active roles in different kinds of political situations, environments, processes, and practices. The volume also emphasises that there is scope for future research, not least because of the shifting (geo)political landscapes across the globe.


Cultural geography Development geography Emotional and affective geography Feminist geography Formation of geographies of children and young peoples

Editors and affiliations

  • Kirsi Pauliina Kallio
    • 1
  • Sarah Mills
    • 2
  • Tracey Skelton
    • 3
  1. 1.Space and Political Agency Research Group (SPARG), Centre of Excellence in Research on the Relational and Territorial Politics of Bordering, Identities and Transnationalization (RELATE)University of TampereTampereFinland
  2. 2.Department of GeographyLoughborough UniversityLeicestershireUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of GeographyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4585-56-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4585-57-6
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