Half of the global population is under the age of 25, and the world has begun to pay attention to the needs and aspirations of that group. Since 2011, world news has been dominated by coverage of the Occupiers, the Indignados, and the various manifestations of what came to be known as the Arab Spring. In each of these movements, the central role played by young people was evident. The causes of protest differ, but common among these movements is a high level of disaffection among young people. T…

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