Tag Archives: young people

Tackling Islamophobia: We need to play the clever game

This post originally appeared on The Guardian‘s Comment is free. In the aftermath of the Woolwich attack, Islamophobia is firmly back on the radar of British politics. The increase in attacks against mosques and renewed support for far right groups have reminded us all of the need to think seriously about how to root out […]

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Though currently indifferent, young Germans may begin to reject the EU if economic conditions worsen

Until the start of the Eurozone crisis, sociological research on integration in the European Union depended very much on the idea of “permissive consensus” by the people, meaning a tacit acceptance of EU policy. In this context and in Germany in particular, the political and economic elites who pushed for the deepening and enlargement of […]

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The invasion of Iraq did many things, putting young people off politics wasn’t one of them

The forthcoming tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War has prompted much debate – including the claim by Sam Parker in the Huffington Post that the invasion of Iraq and Tony Blair’s ‘hubris’ “robbed a generation of their faith in politics”. As a result of the Government’s refusal to change course, he and […]

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Not everyone is anti-EU: young people and the Eurosceptic vote

Endless speculation about the rise of UKIP, the threat they pose to the chances of the Tories or Labour forming a majority government after 2015, and the desperate need of both parties to woo the British ‘eurosceptic vote’, have become an almost daily feature of British political commentary in the last year. But is the […]

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Young people and debt

It is now almost a truism to say young people have been negatively affected by the recent economic downturn. Youth unemployment now stands at 22% with 1.3 million 16 to 24 year olds out of work. As a result young people are increasingly likely to face acute financial trouble and are severely at risk of […]

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