Across Europe there is an increasing consensus that individuals need to become more active in their own social integration process. Participation in Transition focuses on young people's motivation in their transitions from education to work. Through an analysis of case studies the book provides empirical insight into the transition experiences of young people and examines how different types of transition policies affect motivation. The key objective is to examine whether and under what conditions the principle of active participation is effective in re-motivating disengaged young people and argues that mainstream approaches to activation remain ineffective as they neglect young people's subjective realities. The book adopts an invative interdisciplinary approach that combines discrete research and policy perspectives on the labour market, youth and citizenship as well as learning and motivation. The study has been carried out in the framework of the European Group for Integrated Social Research (EGRIS).
The Editors: Andreas Walther is a senior researcher at the Institute for Regional Innovation and Social Research (IRIS) and lecturer at the Institute for Educational Studies at the University of Tubingen (Germany). Manuela du Bois-Reymond is emeritus professor for education and youth sociology at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands). Andy Biggart is a research consultant in Coleraine (Northern Ireland).
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Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
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Andreas Walther, Andy Biggart, Manuela du Bois-Reymond