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Youth transitions, youth policy and participation. National report from Denmark

Torben Bechmann Jensen & Gry Morch-Hejl & Sven Morch & Liv Os Stolan.


The historical context for these developmental trends is generally termed late modernity, and in the case of Denmark it seems important that this includes a current transformation of the welfare state. The change from welfare to workfare do exist in Denmark, but the idea of becoming employable is maybe more open to individual choice and negotiations than in other countries.
Several analyses emphasise the fact that modern young people are born in a society characterised by a number of given individual citizens rights and options, which earlier generations had to fight collectively to gain.
Regarding the traditional core elements of the concept of citizenship several different qualitative surveys are available. Some of these attempt to shed light on the attitudes of young people towards democratic participation. In these analyses, the increased or changed individualisation is a key concept. Apparently young people conceive of democracy in ways different from the interpretation of older generations. To young people democracy, democratic acts and behaviour seems to be closely connected to personal responsibility to take a stand to something. Democracy has become a personal affair, an inner process, a private discussion about what is right and fair and desirable,conducted in solidarity. The most far-reaching consequences would be to formulate private individual rules and follow those. As it is said in a research report: Among other things majority votes are not considered to be fair democratic forms of decisions, but rather like an assault on the personal freedom. These findings could be interpreted as a rational response to modern societal conditions, where competencies of finding and grasping the potentials of massively varied situations, and developing adaptive capabilities, generates the most promising prospects.


Nacional - Dinamarca

Año Idioma

2002 Inglés

Categoria Tipo

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Palabras clave

Educación, Juvenil, Laboral, Social


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