Politics, Democracy and Participation as Understood by Polish and German Youth

This empirical research project took place in Germany and Poland, where four schools were selected and schoolchildren of 14 years old interviewed on their understanding of politics and democracy. Based on the assumption that the history of transformation affects the understanding of politics and participation within the generations born after the collapse of the Soviet bloc, this ongoing research project reconstructs the understandings of participation and democracy that young people in Germany and Poland internalise during their time at school, and elaborates the interdependencies between the history of transformation and understandings of democracy and politics among youth.

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