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Recent years have seen big changes in youth policy at both the European and Member State levels. Youth involvement in politics has become a bigger issue, and politicians are coming around to recognizing the crucial role of our young people in building the knowledge-based economy of the future while bridging cultural divides across Europe. Coupled with this is a greater understanding of the fears and aspirations that drive the young generation of Europeans. This article explores these issues from the standpoint of the European Commission, an institution that is proud to be at the center of many wide-ranging policy initiatives in youth policy in Europe...Please click here to read the text in full.

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Jan Figel
Jan Figel
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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