Nye tværgående dagsordener og udtryksformer i unges politiske deltagelse: På sporet af en ungdomsgenerationel privilegiedrevet dagsorden om lige muligheder

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This article explores the possible presence of a crosscutting youth generational, political agenda based on a moral awa-reness of privileges and a commitment to equality. Thereby, the article aims to nuance both the predominant deficitdiscourse describing today’s young people as politically disengaged and passive, and the idea that young people’s poli-tical engagement must take form as a counterreaction to the norms of previous generations. A crosscutting analysisof the motives and forms of participation practiced by a total of 85 politically engaged young people from 19 differentyouth organizations carves out three indications of a shared political agenda: A youth engagement, and maybe a gene-rational phenomenon, that can function in dialogue with or facilitated by adults without conflict. A strong sense ofprivilege that motivates participation and becomes a driver to make a difference for others. Finally, a hegemonic equ-ity-oriented mantra of including and welcoming everyone into the organisations. Concludingly the article discusseswhether this shared agenda can be coined using the concept of rebellion. Or whether the findings rather underline theneed to define new lenses as well as concepts to enable us to recognize emerging forms of youth generational politicalexpressions and agendas.
Original languageDanish
JournalNordisk Tidsskrift for Ungdomsforskning
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)12-28
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2022


  • generation
  • equality
  • moral
  • motivation
  • rebellion

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