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‘Democracy always comes first’

adolescents’ views on decision-making in everyday life and political democracy

Article

Research shows adolescents to be positively oriented towards democracy, but little is known about what it actually means to them and what their views are on decision-making in both everyday situations and political democracy.

To gain insight into these aspects of adolescents’ democratic views, we have interviewed 40 Dutch adolescents from second grade of different types of high school. Potential conflict between various democratic principles prevalent in everyday life situations was discussed and compared to how they view decision-making in political democracy

Reference Nieuwelink, H., Dekker, P., Geijsel, F., & ten Dam, G. (2016). ‘Democracy always comes first’: adolescents’ views on decision-making in everyday life and political democracy. Journal of Youth Studies, 19(7), 990. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2015.1136053
Published by  Centre for Applied Research in Education 1 January 2016

Publication date

Jan 2016

Author(s)

Paul Dekker
Femke Geijsel
Geert ten Dam

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