The August riots in England – Understanding the involvement of young people

The overall aim of this study was to explore the triggers of youth involvement
in the August riots from the perspective of those involved and affected. Young
people were not solely responsible for these events – older people were also
involved – but they are the focus of this study because the role played by
young people is of particular concern and their perspectives are less likely to
be heard in other ways.

The core question we sought to answer was therefore: ‘Why did young people get involved in the riots?” To address this, the report describes:

• what occurred in five affected areas and two areas unaffected by rioting
• who was involved in the riots
• why and how young people got involved


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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