Intra- and inter-generational perspectives on youth participation in Sweden: A study with young people as research partners

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In this study, intra- and inter-generational perspectives on youth participation are combined and compared. Young people were invited to participate as research partners in an interactive research circle and conducted a survey about participation with other young people as respondents. The discussion concerns how an interactive methodology contributes to the understanding of the concept of participation. It is suggested that political definitions of participation be amended to include having a sense of being recognised in a communicative context, taking responsibility and share with other people one's experiences. This is based on the perspectives of young people.


External organisations
  • Örebro University
  • Mälardalen University
Research areas and keywords


  • Children's rights, Generation, Interactive research, Participation, School
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-145
Number of pages12
JournalChildren and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 1
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes