chapter  1
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Governing youth politics in the age of surveillance

This book explores a contemporary paradox: young people are at the forefront of global campaigns promoting social justice, sustainability and rights yet governments repress and regulate this political project using everything from surveillance to violent repression. The book provides a global overview of the relationship between democracy, dissent and repression. This groundbreaking book explores how, especially since 9/11, governments and state agencies and other traditional power holders globally have reacted to political dissent engaged in by young people. Using rich and detailed case studies from many continents, the book explores a major contemporary paradox: young people are at the forefront of global campaigns promoting social justice, sustainability and rights, yet governments that consistently claim they want to promote youth participation do all they can to control and repress this political activity.