Young people, citizenship and public space : a work in progress on issues and consequences

Dee, Mike (2002) Young people, citizenship and public space : a work in progress on issues and consequences. In World Congress of Sociology : Constructing and Using Time, Space and Place, 11-15 July 2002, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)


Tensions frequently occur when children and young people seek to make use of a multitude of public spaces (Loader 1996; White 1999).In Australia over a number of years, various strategies have been adopted by local councils, police and other stakeholders such as business groups, to respond to such tensions and disputes. However, rarely are children and young people involved in meaningful ways in the design and control of public space that reflects their needs and aspirations (White 1999; Freeman and Riordan 2002).

This paper argues for a broader conceptualisation of the rights of citizenhip to include rights to use public space by children and young people.

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ID Code: 76142
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Young People, Public Space, Citizenship, Contestation, Rights
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 The Author
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2014 04:55
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2014 09:21

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