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Mapping the landscape of young people’s participation in Fiji

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Mapping the landscape of young people’s participation in Fiji
Author(s): Vakaoti, Patrick
Keywords: gender
livelihoods
governance
Fiji
Date published: 2012
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University
Citation: Vakaoti, P.(2012). Mapping the landscape of young people’s participation in Fiji. SSGM Discussion Paper 2012/6. Canberra, ACT: ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
Series/Report no.: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) discussion paper series: 2012/6
Description: 
"In this paper, I attempt to generate some discussion, preliminary in nature, about the landscape of young people’s participation, both historical and contemporary. I argue that an understanding of young people’s participation should move beyond the dominant discourse of ‘performance and responsibility’ and, in doing so, identifying some structural and policy challenges to this case. The discussion will focus on the relationship between young people and wider society, exploring the interplay between structure and agency experienced within their lived reality. The paper concludes with a discussion of how an appreciation of young people’s diverse existence and involvement establishes the beginning of genuine partnerships with them ..."- page 1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9849
ISSN: 1328-7854

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