CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Governing Youth Politics in the Age of Surveillance



Governing Youth Politics in the Age of Surveillance




Dr Maria Grasso, University of Sheffield, UK


Professor Judith Bessant, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


Deadline for 250-word Abstract chapter proposal: Tuesday 31 May 2016

Please also send 150-word biography and surface mail contact details with the proposal.


Decisions will be communicated in late June. 

Chapters of approx. 7,000 words (including tables, figures, references) will be due to the editors in May 2017 (publisher deadline TBC).


We invite chapter proposals for a new volume inquiring into young people’s political dissent and responses on the part of traditional power holders in the context of increasing surveillance. The book aims to explore the ways in which governments of all political persuasions and other actors such as institutions and corporate entities engaging in surveillance are responding to certain forms of youth political participation regarded as problematic and requiring disciplinary action and in some cases criminal penalty. Examples include the use of ‘anti-terror’ legislation, Summary Offences and the detention of protestors without charge, new ‘gag laws’ to restrict freedoms of speech, protest and assembly, and moves to outlaw certain types of Internet-based activism (e.g. Distributed Denial of Service action or DDoS), as well as to regulate forms of expressive arts like user-generated political satire and graffiti. We invite proposals for chapters exploring these themes from a wide variety of disciplines including the social sciences (sociology, politics, criminology, youth studies etc), law, history, media studies and the arts. We also welcome contributions from activists.