What kind of citizens will the youth of the 2010s become? How will they shape political culture and institutions of democracy? The Citizens in the Making project will use a double-strategy of in-depth ethnography combined with big data methodology to find out how young people encounter different aspects of citizenship, and how they negotiate and form understanding of their place, possibilities, and aspirations as societal actors in 2010s Finland. This work proceeds on four different fields, or ”modes of engagement” (above), each with an ethnographic and a digital empirical project.
We are funded 2015–2017 by the Kone Foundation and 2016–2020 by the Academy of Finland. We are a University of Tampere research project, but also a part of the Helsinki Research Group for Political Sociology network.