Youth political participation in transnational agoras. Sofia Laine PhD Candidate, Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki. Research setting. Participants come form several different countries. Transnational themes . Mostly 17-30-years-old.
Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki
Participants come form several different countries.
Freedom= diversity of the forms of political actions = room for creativity
Different form of knowledge takes place in different forms of political participation
peoples’political participation in transnational political meetings
World Social Forums
(2006 Bamako, 2007 Nairobi and 2009 Belém),
European Social Forum (2008 Malmö),
Global Young Greens Foundin Conference (2007 Nairobi), EU Presidency Youth Event (2007 Hyvinkää)
1. Laine, Sofia & Gretschel, Anu (2009) Whose arena the EU youth policy is? Young participants’ involvement and influence in EU youth policy from their own points of view: Case of EU Presidency Youth Event in Hyvinkää, Finland. Young 17(2), pp. 191–215.
2. Laine, Sofia (2009) Contestatory Performative Acts in the Transnational Political Meetings. Societies Without Borders 4(3), pp. 398–429.
3. Laine, Sofia (forthcoming, fall 2011) Grounded globalizations of transnational social movement. Ethnographic Analysis on Free Hugs Campaign at the World Social Forum Belém 2009. Ephemera – theory and politics in organization
4. Laine, Sofia (under construction) Methodological cosmopolitanism. In Haverinen, Ahponenand Harinen (eds.) Methodological nationalism – transnational reality: crossing civic cultural borderlines.