Youth and policy : contexts and consequences : young men, transition and social exclusion /
Howard Williamson.
Aldershot : Ashgate, c1997.
x, 251 p. ; 23 cm.
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Aldershot : Ashgate, c1997.
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Bibliography: p. 237-251.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dr Howard Williamson is currently part-time Senior Research Associate, NSPCC Research Fellow and Assistant Director in the Social Research Unit, School of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff
Table of Contents
Dedicationp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Profile of the authorp. ix
Prefacep. 1
Making sense ... a failure to understand and a duty to explain: youth, youth policy and youth research 1975-1995p. 5
Just Wicked: Rational delinquents
Golden yearsp. 19
Choosing to be a delinquentp. 54
Why kids plead guiltyp. 61
Trapped as teenagersp. 67
Exploitation or opportunity? Youth training programmes
Chance would be a fine thingp. 77
Client responses to the youth opportunities programmep. 87
Status zer0 youth: politics, predicaments and policiesp. 105
Policy responses to youth unemployment: Cultures, careers and consequencesp. 124
Person-centred or politically-determined: The youth service
The changing context of youth work in the 1990sp. 144
At the crossroads: Youth work in Walesp. 154
The needs of young people aged 15-19 and the youth service responsep. 165
On the edge: Diminished prospects and growing marginalisation
Struggling beyond youthp. 182
Youth policy in the United Kingdom and the marginalisation of young peoplep. 186
Culture, politics and social exclusion: a comparison of 'status zer0' young people in two localitiesp. 204
Reflections from the field
Some lessons from over a decade of contract researchp. 217
Bibliographyp. 237
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