Young people, change making and democracy

Lucas Walsh, Jan Owen

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    Young people are often described as disengaged and immature, and having a false sense of entitlement. Polls have suggested that many of them are questioning the value of democracy. But the reality is much more complex and hopeful. The rise of social entrepreneurs suggest a vibrant current flowing beneath much of the malaise pervading contemporary government and public life in Australia. Through innovative forms of action and technology, young people are actively seeking to address some of the key problems facing Australia and the world. We should rethink common stereotypical views of young people, and in particular their role in public life and in shaping Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSo You Want to Be a Leader: Influential People Reveal How to Succeed in Public Life
    EditorsPhilip Crisp
    Place of PublicationMelbourne VIC Australia
    PublisherHybrid Publishers
    Pages216 - 227
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9781925000986
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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