YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL

Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and ranked by Scopus. (c) IARS Publications ISSN 2056-2969

Seán F. Murphy (2014), Bordered citizenship: National identities, transnational lives and the limitation of the UK’s National Citizen Service

This article offers a critical look at the UK Government’s flagship youth citizenship policy the National Citizen Service (NCS).  It draws upon contemporary European research, debates and policy agendas around youth democracy and social integration to provide a contextual background for analysing why some EU nation states citizenship programmes fail to reflect young people’s lives today. It asks the question: What type of citizenship model is needed?  It argues that there is a disparity between national identity, and the desire of young people to embrace democratic change through non-conventional means. It presents an understanding of youth in late modernity which encompasses global realities, emerging cultural identities to illustrate their role as ‘active citizens’ on their own terms. It appraises the limitations of the current NCS programme and its failure reflect the changing global realities of young people’s lives, transnational and hybrid cultural identities in order to project a ‘cosmopolitan perspective’ onto the latest citizenship debate.

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About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications, an independent small publisher specialising in social and political sciences 14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7PL, UK. (c) IARS Publications.

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