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Youth policy, civil society and the modern Irish state - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Youth policy, civil society and the modern Irish state

Fred Powell, Martin Geoghegan, and Scanlon f


The symbolic and material treatment of youth by Irish society in general, and the institutions of Church, State and civil society more specifically, reflect broad social and cultural shifts. In a historical context, it may seem that young people's autonomy and freedom to choose has increased significantly as the Irish welfare state developed, the Church's grip on society loosened and Ireland opened up to the world. However, it is important to remember that increasing choices available to young people in terms of biographical choices, lifestyles and consumption do not necessarily imply more fre ... More

Keywords: Youth work, youth policy, civil society, modern Irish state, history of youth work, institutional child abuse

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083532
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred Powell, author

Martin Geoghegan, author

Scanlon f, author

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