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Citizenship as given or taken? Meanings and practices among majority and minority youth

Petrovičová, Z, Šerek, J, Porubanová, M and Macek, P (2012) Citizenship as given or taken? Meanings and practices among majority and minority youth Human Affairs, 22 (3). pp. 335-344.

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Abstract

Present study sheds more light on the conceptualization of citizenship and civic engagement among majority and minority youth. In order to understand the meanings of citizenship, fourteen focus groups were conducted with young people aged 16–26, with both civically engaged and disengaged young ethnic Czechs, Roma, and Ukrainians. Results suggest that young people understand the citizenship as having multiple dimensions (legal and personal, and in terms of rights and responsibilities) and civic engagement as being focused on various aspects. The way people described their position within society was influenced by the social background and mirrored in the views on full citizenship. The research reported in this document was supported by a grant received from the European Commission 7th Framework Programme, FP7-SSH-2007-1, Grant Agreement no: 225282, Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation (PIDOP), which was awarded to the University of Surrey (UK), University of Liège (Belgium), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Jena (Germany), University of Bologna (Italy), University of Porto (Portugal), Örebro University (Sweden), Ankara University (Turkey) and Queen’s University Belfast (UK). For further information about the PIDOP project, please visit the project website: http://www.fahs.surrey.ac.uk/pidop/

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Petrovičová, ZUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Šerek, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Porubanová, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Macek, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : July 2012
Identification Number : 10.2478/s13374-012-0028-x
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as Petrovičová, Z., Šerek, J., Porubanová, M., & Macek, P. (2012). Citizenship as given or taken? Meanings and practices among majority and minority youth. Human Affairs, 22(3), 335-344. "The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com".
Depositing User : Dr Marcela Acuna-Rivera
Date Deposited : 05 Jun 2013 13:45
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/775900

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