The NCS and the “Magic Money Tree”

Abstract: This blog provides a summary of the full article published in Youth & Policy (09/10/17) (available free online). It draws on research data from a series of qualitative interviews with professional youth workers to suggest that contemporary English youth policy on citizenship and social action is problematic. It concludes that the civic engagement of young…

Neoliberalism, African Youth and the notion of ‘waithood’

The majority of African youths are today grappling with a lack of jobs and deficient education. After they leave school with few skills, they are unable to obtain work and become independent, i.e. to build, buy or rent a house for themselves, support their relatives, get married, establish families and gain social recognition as adults.