Description

The PSA Young People’s Politics specialist group addresses various questions within contemporary and historical contexts related to young people’s political participation, such as:

  • What does ‘politics’ and political participation mean to young people?
  • How and why do young people choose to participate (or not) in politics and democracy?
  • How can young people be encouraged to participate more widely (and deeply) in various forms of civic and political engagement, including electoral and non-electoral forms of political participation?
  • How is the landscape of young people’s citizenship and political participation evolving?
  • Why is young people’s political participation important?

Members of the YPP specialist group engage with key issues, such as:

citizenship, citizenship education, political socialisation, Votes at 16, electoral participation, political generations, non-electoral participation, Do-It-Ourselves politics, protest, engagement, generational replacement, representation, precarity and politics, intergenerational inequalities.

Become a YPP member (it is free to join for PSA members!) by clicking on the button below and receive our newsletter: youngpeoplespoliticspsa@gmail.com

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PSA 2024 IN-PERSON ANNUAL CONFERENCE 25-27 MARCH 2024 IN GLASGOW

We received very many proposals for Young People’s Politics specialist group panels at the PSA 2024 conference in Glasgow - thank you.

Here are the five panels:

1) Young people's politics, generations and intergenerationality (Chair Christine) - Monday 25 March 2024 - 9:30

Unseen and darkly optimistic: Young people’s civic and political engagement from under the radar
Lucas Walsh (Monash University), Mx. Blake Cutler (Monash University)
The precarity of hope at the end of the world: young climate activism in search of a future
Benjamin Bowman (Manchester Metropolitan University), Ms. Maddy Starzak (FoodWorks Sheffield)
Intergenerationality in young people’s climate and environmental engagement: exchanges, equity and conflict
Sarah Pickard (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3), Dena Arya (Nottingham Trent University)
Participatory practices, mutualism, solidary actions: when student movements and generational units overlap. Theoretical reflections from a case study
Lidia Lo Schiavo (University of Messina)

2) Young people’s politics, (in)equalities, and (in)justices (Chair Dena) - Monday 25 March 2024 - 1:30

Black Girls and Girls of Colour Navigating Politics and Inequalities in and Through Friendships
Thalia Thereza Assan (University of Edinburgh)
Outside (as) the Classroom – Using Green Space to Develop Young People as Critical Citizens of a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) World.
Pen Williams (University of Bristol)
Exploring Ecocitizenship: Unveiling Implicit and Explicit Discourses through Ethnographic Insights in Belgian Youth Activism and Participatory Programs
Kelly Céleste Vossen (UCLouvain)
Exploring the Impact of Student Political Organizations on Women's Political Participation: Preliminary findings from Greece
IANTHI STERGIOU (Birkbeck, University of London)

3) Young people’s politics, electoral (non)participation, voting and youth wings (Chairs Chika and Sarah) - Monday 25 March 2024 - 3:30

Asymmetries of UK Youth Enfranchisement - A Comparative Study of Youth Enfranchisement in Scotland, Wales and England
Amaran Uthayakumar-Cumarasamy (University College London)
Do New Generations Still Perceive Voting as a "Civic Duty" in Spain?
Lucas Ormière (Centre Émile-Durkheim, Sciences Po Bordeaux)

Mainstream Party Youth Wings Today: Who Joins, Why do they Join, and What do they do?
Duncan McDonnell (Griffith University)
SNP Youth Membership: Explaining Youth Party Membership with A New Model
Claire Breniaux (University of Franche-Comté)

4) Young people's politics, futures and hope (Chair Katherine) - Tuesday 26 March 2024 - 9:30

Brexit and Europe in Times of Crisis: Exploring the Construction of European Identity among Young People in London and Athens during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Panagiota Nakou (University of Bath)
YOUNG PEOPLE, NEW PRACTICES AND ACTIVIST COMMITMENTS. AN APPROACH TO A PHENOMENON IN TRANSFORMATION
Jorge Benedicto (UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA (UNED)), Roger Soler-i-Martí (UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA), JUAN CARLOS REVILLA (UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID)
Young people’s political engagement throughout transitions into adulthood: Evidence from longitudinal research in Scotland
Christine Huebner (The University of Sheffield)

5) Young People’s Politics and the role of place and space in political participation (Chair Ana) - Tuesday 26 March 2024 - 1:30

Short-term migration and political participation: exploring the crossroads of political participation in southern Mediterranean youth
Pablo Pastor Vidal (College of Europe in Natolin)
‘This is the only place and the only time that young people actually get listened to’ The spatial contexts of young people’s citizenship
Zoe Clegg (Swansea University)
Spaces for young people’s citizenship in rural and urban communities in England and Aotearoa New Zealand: A comparative secondary analysis
Chika Hosoda (University of York), Janina Suppers (University of Waikato)
Places and Spaces for Young People: The social policy of placebased factors upon young people’s lives in a ‘left-behind’ coastal town
Katherine Smith (University of York), Aniela Wenham
(University of York)

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS - PSA 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 25-27 MARCH 2024 IN GLASGOW

 

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS 2 SEPTEMBER 2023 

NEW LOGISTICS: PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT ONLY VIA THIS ONLINE FORM: https://forms.gle/CbfHFcCMRbG8KrMe8 

 

We are pleased to announce that the call for papers for the 2024 PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow is now open. 

 

The 74th PSA conference will be convened by the University of Strathclyde and will be held in person in Glasgow from 25-27 March 2024. Please note that the PSA24 will be run as an in-person only conference - there will be no option for online participation in 2024.

 

Specialist groups can submit papers before the open public call for papers, so this is your opportunity to submit your paper directly to the Young People's Politics Specialist Group via our online form and have it accepted before the public open call for papers (NB this is our new way of doing things).

 

We welcome proposals from researchers of all career stages, especially postgraduate and early-career researchers, on one of the following topics:

 

  • Young People’s Politics and the role of place in political participation (panel 1)

  • Young People’s Politics, activism, protest, people’s futures and intergenerationality (panel 2)

  • Young People’s Politics, electoral (non)participation, voting, youth wings and youth representation (panel 3)

  • Young People’s Politics, (in)equalities and (in)justices (panel 4)

  • Young People’s Politics, methodological and ethical challenges of doing research with young people on political engagement (panel 5)

  • Young People’s Politics - open traditional panel - all suggestions welcome (panel 6)

 

Please submit your proposal no later than Saturday, 2 September 2023 using this form:

 

https://forms.gle/CbfHFcCMRbG8KrMe8 

 

Please note that we do not accept submissions via email this year. We accept one proposed submission per person and reserve the right to make the final paper allocation. We may accept your paper for a different panel. 

 

We will inform you by mid-September if you have been accepted and then send you further details of how to register for the conference and upload your abstract/paper.

Note that papers not accepted can be submitted by PSA’s general call that comes later on.

 

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PSA Conference - Liverpool, 3-5 April 2023

Young People's Politics Programme 

 

Sunday (2nd April)

From 6.30pm - join us at the Brass Monkey for a Young People's Politics 'Early arrivers get together' 

 

Monday (3rd April)

9.30-11.00am (RB/301, LJM) Young People's Poltics and Environmental Activism 

9.30-11.00am (Rendall Building Seminar Room 8) The Normative and Empirical Implications of Young People's Politics

11.30-1.30pm (RB/301, LJM) Annual Young People's Politics Specialist Group Meeting with Lunch

1.30-3.00pm (RB/301, LJM)Young People's Politics and Research Methods: Papers and Workshop

3.30-5.00pm (RB/301, LJM) Young People's Politics and CitizenshipFrom

From 7.30pm - join us at the Brass Monkey for an informal get together Young People's Politics Specialist Group 

 

Tuesday (4th April)

9.30-11.00am (RB/301, LMJ) Young People's Politics and Social Inequalities

3.30-5.00pm (RB/301, LJM)Young People's Politics and Electoral Politics

 

Wednesday (5th of April)

9.30-11.00am (RB/319, LJM) Roundtable: Beehive Hackthon! Climate Change, Future Cities and Young People

 
 
 

 

Panel details 

 

MONDAY, 3RD APRIL: 9.30-11.00AM - YOUNG PEOPLE'S POLITICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM

Redmonds Building (RB/301 – 3rd floor) Liverpool John Moores University

CHAIR: Ben Bowman

 

HANNAH FELDMAN - Inheriting a low-water future: youth equity in the highly politicised Murray Darling Basin river system

SILVIA BEHRENS - Between hope and fear: young people’s different emotional associations with issue-based and identity-based activism

SARAH PICKARD - Outcomes, consequences, impact and results of young environmental activists’ climate change protests in contemporary Britain

INGRID VALLADARES - Young People and Politics: Activism and Intergenerational Dialogue in Social Movements

ANA NUNES, AMANDA SPRUYT, CHANTELLE FAGAN-CLARKE, MATT HENN, KEVIN LOVE, WINGSHAN SMITH - The Future of Futures project: young people's political self-empowerment through the arts 

 

MONDAY, 3RD APRIL: 9.30-11.00AM - THE NORMATIVE AND EMPIRICAL IMPLICATIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S POLITICS

Rendall Building (Seminar Room 8) University of Liverpool

CHAIR: Jon Tonge

 

ITAY SNIR - Children and the Politics of the Present

THOMAS LOUGHRAN & ANDY MYCOCK - What is the role of voting rights in civic transitions to 'adulthood’?

CARLOS PAZ - Political participation of young people: what future?

VALENTINA HOLECZ - Something distant – building and breaking narratives around young people's engagement

MIRANDA DUFFY - When/how/where do children start engaging with democracy?

 

 

MONDAY, 3RD APRIL: 1.30-3.00PM - YOUNG PEOPLE’S POLITICS AND RESEARCH METHODS: PAPERS AND WORKSHOP

Redmonds Building (RB/301 – 3rd floor) Liverpool John Moores University

CHAIR: Ana Nunes

 

JANINA SUPPERS - Co-producing Citizenship Research with Young People: Involving Secondary School Students in Focus Group Design, Data Collection and Data Analysis

BEN BOWMAN - Young people and participatory research in times of crises

PAULINA LORETA JARA-OSORIO - Mosaic Approach implementation in Chile: looking forward to giving voice to children and young people

 

 

MONDAY, 3RD APRIL: 3.30-5.00PM YOUNG PEOPLE’S POLITICS AND CITIZENSHIP

Redmonds Building (RB/301 – 3rd floor) Liverpool John Moores University

CHAIR: Christine Huebner

 

CHIKA HOSODA - Understanding “sense of agency”: different inter-individual layers as well as cross-national diversity

FAIZA HYDER, YAQUB HILAL - The impact of active citizenship education: a literature review

BEN KISBY, LEE JEROME, STEVE MCKAY - Young People and Conspiracy Theories: Teacher Perceptions and Responses

NORA SIKLODI - More Engaged, Less National? Comparing Young People’s National Attachments and Norms of Good Citizenship Across Europe

LAURA WEINER - Identifying the 'Missing Piece’: Connecting Political Participation, the Everyday, and Competencies for Youth Civic Leadership

 

 

TUESDAY, 4th APRIL: 9.30-11.00AM - YOUNG PEOPLE’S POLITICS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES

Redmonds Building (RB/301 – 3rd floor) Liverpool John Moores University

CHAIR: Sarah Pickard

 

DENA ARYA - The role of inequalities in shaping young people's environmental action in the UK: An intersectional perspective

CATHERINE WALKER - To Strike or Not to Strike? Action, Caution and Empathy in Young People’s Articulations of Environmental Care

THALIA THEREZA ASSAN - Intra-Generational Relationships in the Political Participation of Marginalised Youth

ALEIDA CRISTINA MENDES BORGES - Gendering grassroots activism in Lusophone Africa: negotiating equality

CÉCILE VAN DE VELDE - Anger, hope or empathy : Covid-19 and the political emotions of young adults

 

 

TUESDAY, 4th APRIL: 3.30-5.00PM - YOUNG PEOPLE’S POLITICS AND ELECTORAL POLITICS

Redmonds Building (RB/301 – 3rd floor) Liverpool John Moores University

CHAIR: Emily Rainsford

 

MOHD TAHIR GANIE - Mapping Youth Political Engagement in a Conflict Zone: A Case of Kashmir

PATRICK MCSWEENEY - The Kid’s Table at the Party: Young People in American Political Parties

LAURA SERRA - Delayed Maturation and Conservative Voting

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 5th APRIL: 9.30-11.00AM - ROUNDTABLE: BEEHIVE HACKATHON! CLIMATE CHANGE, FUTURE CITIES AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Redmonds Building (RB/319 - Third Floor) Liverpool John Moores University

CHAIR: Ben Bowman, Chloé Germaine and Sharon Coen

Contact Us

Dena Arya

Role: Convenor 
Institution: Nottingham Trent University

dena.arya@ntu.ac.uk

Chika Hosoda

Role: Convenor / PhD representative
Institution: University of York
chika.hosoda@york.ac.uk

Christine Huebner

Role: Convenor
Institution: The University of Sheffield
c.huebner@sheffield.ac.uk

Ana Isabel Nunes

Role: Convenor
Institution: Nottingham Trent University
ana.nunes@ntu.ac.uk

Sarah Pickard

Role: Convenor
Institution: Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
Sarah.pickard@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr

Katherine Smith

Role: Convenor
Institution:
Nottingham Trent University
katherine.a.smith@york.ac.uk 

 

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The Young People's Politics specialist group would like to than James Weinberg for all his energy and efforts when a convenor - and we are delighted to welcome Ana Nunes and Christine Huebner as our 2 news convenors!
PSA 2023 conference YPP panels