Contemporary Social Science: Investigating Youth in Challenging and Troubled Contexts


Guest Editors: Charalambos Tsekeris and Lily Stylianoudi

In recent years, many social scientists have explored young people’s lives and transitions, considering such matters as social exclusion, disempowerment and disenchantment, as well as promoting effective interventions, strategies and innovations through policy. These have taken account of issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, inequality, migration, faith and radicalisation. In order to benefit from bringing this diverse range of studies together a themed issue of Contemporary Social Science is planned.

Submissions are therefore invited that address both the scale and the urgency of the crisis of social trust, democratic participation and civic engagement in relation to youth, as well as the complexity of youth experience and identity in today’s challenging and troubled contexts.

We welcome original articles dealing with research on youth in times of crisis, turbulence and uncertainty, from any disciplinary perspective. This could include, inter alia, the interactions between youth democratic practices, socioeconomic inequalities, including social exclusion/inclusion in employment, education or training (EET), and the impact of current social, economic, cultural and political contexts. Soundly empirically based studies are preferred, either quantitative or qualitative, although well argued scholarly essays will also be considered.

Submission instructions

Manuscripts should follow the usual format for submission of papers to Contemporary Social Science as indicated in Instructions for Authors at:

Papers should be submitted to the Guest Editor, Prof. Charalambos Tsekeris, at the address below. He is happy to review plans for papers in advance of their receipt. All papers will be anonymously peer reviewed. The closing date for submitting papers is Monday 5th December 2016. The corresponding Guest Editor for this issue is:

Prof. Charalambos Tsekeris 
Academy of Athens,
Research Centre for Greek Society,
14 Anagnostopoulou Str,
106 73 Athens, Greece

Editorial information

  • Guest Editor: Charalambos Tsekeris, Academy of Athens, Greece (
  • Guest Editor: Lily Stylianoudi, Academy of Athens, Greece