Report : Social Capital and Active Citizenship in Zimbabwean Youth

Social Capital and Active Citizenship in Zimbabwean Youth

One of the major areas of concern about youth worldwide has been the increasing preoccupation with the changes in demography, mostly in the under-developed world, the so-called “youth bulge”. The relevance for any consideration of youth and citizenship is the evidence for the alienation of youth and their subsequent involvement in violence and crime. Urdal (2004) pointed out that, contrary to Huntington, there was no evidence for a critical threshold in youth demography above which youth violence was inevitable, but that youth bulges did increase the risk of domestic armed conflict, particularly when associated with economic stagnation. Subsequent work

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