Finlands Akademi
Namn Kallio, Kirsi Pauliina
Organisation TAY
Projektets titel Political presence as a right of the child
Beslutnr 258341
Beslutsdatum 27.04.2012
Finansieringsperiod 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2017
Finansiering 407 270
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Beskrivning av projektet
The study set out to disentangle the dilemma of children and young people’s participation and political agency. Particular attention was paid to the positions, roles, relations and action of their mundane political worlds, yet acknowledging the interface with the political adult society. The major objectives were: 1) Theorization of children’s political agency, 2) Development of a methodological approach for the empirical analysis of the development of political agency, 3) Production of new knowledge and comparative analysis of children’s political worlds. By responding to these aims, the project has already started to contribute to international research seeking to entangle the complex relationships between children and young people’s awareness of the societal issues and problems of their worlds, their readiness to civic engagement and political involvement, participatory child and youth policies, and children and young people’s mundane political worlds and other political realities.