Youth participation during Thailand’s 2020-2021 political turmoil

Thanapornsangsuth, Sawaros and Anamwathana, Panarat, (2022). Youth participation during Thailand’s 2020-2021 political turmoil. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, n/a-n/a

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    Author Thanapornsangsuth, Sawaros
    Anamwathana, Panarat
    Title Youth participation during Thailand’s 2020-2021 political turmoil
    Appearing in Asia Pacific Journal of Education
    Publication Date 2022-02-16
    Place of Publication Singapore
    Publisher Routledge, Taylor and Francis
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract In the 2020–2021 pro-democracy protests in Thailand, an unprecedented number of high school students participated on all levels: from organizing rallies to small symbolic actions. To better understand this phenomenon, we engaged 691 Thai students from diverse backgrounds to write a letter to a recipient on the other side of the political divide. Participants were asked to reflect upon their hopes and fears for Thailand’s political future and explain why their civic engagement is personally, socially, and politically important. Utilizing the ladder of youth participation and other succeeding frameworks in the field, we explored the students’ perception of their political participation in three facets: aspirations of young people, their justification for their participation, and responses from the adults in their lives. We find that while the students have clear and well-articulated reasons for their participation, they are hindered and resisted by their parents or teachers who disagree with their political views.
    UNBIS Thesaurus THAILAND
    Keyword Youth participation
    Ladder of participation
    Civic engagement
    Thai politics
    Generational clash
    High school
    Copyright Holder National Institute of Education, Singapore
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2022.2037513
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