Participatory Politics book review

Participatory Politics: Next-Generation Tactics to Remake Public SpheresParticipatory Politics: Next-Generation Tactics to Remake Public Spheres by Elisabeth Soep

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Quick overview of the work of the Youth Participatory Politics research network. Soep takes the research and outlines a set of literacies, tactics, and risks connected to contemporary youth civic practices. She frames the research summary with anecdotal insights from her own research and practice as the head of Youth Radio in Oakland. The short book serves as a helpful introduction to this research area for those unacquainted with it, but for civic studies scholars it may be more of a very cursory review. However, there is some helpful new language around literacies and practices offered and a useful bibliography for looking into some of the primary empirical work done by the YPP research network members.

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