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Local Matters

How neighbourhoods and services affect the social inclusion and exclusion of young people in European cities

Edited By Simon Güntner, Louis Henri Seukwa, Anne Marie Gehrke and Jill Robinson

Where young people grow up makes a decisive difference to their life chances. Drawing on case studies from ten European cities, this book looks at how the local environment and the services available for young people affect their socialization. What comes to the fore are the local matters. On the one hand, there are experiences of discrimination and marginalization due to distance and isolation, decay and neglect but also related to piecemeal and top-down approaches to youth and social services. On the other, we find signs of positive transformation and drivers of social innovation: community building projects, the revitalization of abandoned places, appreciative approaches to servicing and a whole array of tactics that young people deploy to overcome their daily struggles.

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Editorial Note

Simon Güntner, Louis Henri Seukwa

Local Matters - the significance of neighbourhoods and social infrastructure for the social inclusion of young people in European cities

Stella Tryfona, Maria Pothoulaki and Pyrros Papadimitriou

Athens: Aghia Sophia and Elefsina

Olga Jubany and Berta Güell

Barcelona: Trinitat Nova and Raval

Ajmal Hussain, Helen Higson & Jill Robinson

Birmingham: Lozells and East Handsworth and Bordesley Green

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