Interrogating conceptions of “vulnerable youth” in theory, policy and practice

2015, Interrogating conceptions of “vulnerable youth” in theory, policy and practice. Edited by Riele, Kitty te and Gorur, Radhika, Springer, New York, N.Y..

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Title Interrogating conceptions of “vulnerable youth” in theory, policy and practice
Editor(s) Riele, Kitty te
Gorur, RadhikaORCID iD for Gorur, Radhika orcid.org/0000-0002-4528-0793
Publication date 2015
Total pages 242
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) Education
Summary Young people who are considered ‘vulnerable’ or ‘at risk’ are a particular target of various policies, schemes and interventions. But what does vulnerability mean? Interrogating Conceptions of “Vulnerable Youth” explores this question in relation to various policy fields that are relevant to young people, as well for how this plays out in practice and how it is experienced by young people themselves. What makes this book unique is that most authors had the opportunity to jointly explore these issues during a two-day workshop, and their chapters are informed by their cross-agency and cross-discipline discussions, making for a nuanced and thoughtful set of contributions. This collection is highly recommended for researchers and research students in the social sciences, as well as professional staff working in youth policy and youth services, in government departments and in NGOs. “Those who are most vulnerable should receive our greatest moral attention. However, the translation of generalised moral principles into effective policy and programs has never been easy. Political interests have invariably intervened, leading to complex debates about how vulnerability should be defined, classified, measured and represented. In recent years, these debates have become further complicated, as nation-states around the world have preached austerity. This timely book suggests that the responsibility for protecting the vulnerable cannot be left to individuals, but demands collective action, through institutions such as education, health and welfare. It examines some of the ways in which public policies and programs represent those who are vulnerable, involving a range of assumptions about the social, economic and political conditions that produce their vulnerabilities.” From the Foreword by Professor Fazal Rizvi
ISBN 9463001212
9789463001212
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
ERA Research output type A Book
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