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International governmental organisations and global youth unemployment: the normative and ideational foundations of policy discourses

Fergusson, Ross and Yeates, Nicola (2014). International governmental organisations and global youth unemployment: the normative and ideational foundations of policy discourses. Policy & Politics, 42(3) pp. 439–458.

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Abstract

This article compares policy discourses concerning youth unemployment of seven international governmental organisations (IGOs). We classify the discourses according to broadly neo-liberal and social democratic positions across labour market and social welfare domains, regarding causes of and responses to youth unemployment. We relate evidence of hybrids and shifts in IGOs' discourses to wider institutional contexts of global social policy and to debates about IGO responses to the global financial crisis. Our analysis addresses a neglected sphere of global social policy and youth policy research and opens a window on the contested politics of the determination of a new policy field.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Policy Press
ISSN: 1470-8442
Keywords: youth unemployment; international governmental organisations; global social policy; policy discourse
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 37417
Depositing User: Ross Fergusson
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 09:23
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 14:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37417
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