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Exploring "Burnt by Democracy": A Podcast Interview with Professor Jacqueline Kennelly

We are excited to share a recent interview featuring Professor Jacqueline Kennelly, the Director of the Centre for Urban Youth Research, discussing her latest book, "Burnt by Democracy." Conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher from The New Books Network, this interview delves into critical issues surrounding youth, inequality, and civic life.

Burnt by Democracy: Youth, Inequality, and the Erosion of Civic Life (University of Toronto Press, 2023) by Dr. Jacqueline Kennelly traces the political ascendance of neoliberalism and its effects on youth. The book explores democracy and citizenship as described in interviews with over forty young people – ages 16 to 30 – who have either experienced homelessness or identify as an activist, living in five liberal democracies: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose forthcoming book focuses on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars.

The interview can be accessed also through the following link: 

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