The following relevant outputs have been produced during the research grant period 01/10/14 - 30/09/17:

Journal Articles

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2017) Brands of Youth Citizenship and the Politics of Scale: National Citizen Service in the United Kingdom, Political Geography 56 (1): 66-76 [Free Open Access]

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (forthcoming) From Big Society to Shared Society? Geographies of social cohesion and encounter in the UK's National Citizen Service, accepted for publication in Geografiska Annaler: Series B Human Geography [Free Open Access]

Two further journal articles on research themes are planned from this project.

End of Project Report *Available to download as a PDF here* (hard copies available on request)

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2017) National Citizen Service: A Geographical Approach Loughborough University, ISBN: 978-1-5272-1279-4


Edited Book

Kallio, K. P. and Mills, S. (2016) (eds) Politics, Citizenship and RightsVol. 7 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People. Singapore: Springer

Edited Book Chapters

Mills, S. and Duckett, J. (2016) ‘Representing , reproducing and re-configuring the nation: geographies of youth citizenship and devolution’ in Kallio, K. P and Mills, S  Politics, Citizenship and Rights, Vol. 7 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People Singapore: Springer.

Kallio, K P. and Mills, S. (2016) 'Editorial: Geographies of children and young people's politics, citizenship and rights' in Kallio, K. P and Mills, S. Politics, Citizenship and Rights, Vol. 7 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People Singapore: Springer.

Online Articles

Mills, S. (2016) What is the National Citizen Service? The Conversation 28 May 2016


Invited Research Seminars & Presentations

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2017) 'From Big Society to Shared Society? Geographies of social cohesion and citizenship in the UK's National Citizen Service,' CRCC/LUNN, Loughborough University, March 2017

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2017) 'To help bring the country together': Geographies of social cohesion in the UK's National Citizen Service, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, February 2017

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2017) 'Good citizen, good neighbour?: Geographies of social cohesion and the 'Big Society' in the UK's National Citizen Service', Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading, February 2017

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2016) 'A rite of passage?: National Citizen Service and the Geographies of Youth Citizenship', School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, October 2016

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2016) 'A rite of passage?: National Citizen Service and the Geographies of Youth Citizenship', National University of Singapore, September 2016

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2016) 'It's time to inspire Britain's teenagers: The scalar politics and performance of National Citizen Service in the UK, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, May 2016

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2015) 'Making British Citizens? The scalar politics and performance of National Citizen Service in the UK' , 'Learning to be citizens' ERC-funded project workshop at University of Sheffield, November 2015

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2015) 'A rite of passage?: National Citizen Service and the Geographies of Youth Citizenship', WISERD/DGES, Aberystwyth University, November 2015

Mills, S. (2015) 'This is our future: National Citizen Service and Youthful Politics in the United Kingdom, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, NY, April 2015

Mills, S. (2014) 'Young Citizen or Generation Citizen? The Geographies of Youth Citizenship, School of Geography, Plymouth University, October 2014

Conference Papers

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2016) 'This is our future': Youth Social Action and National Citizen Service, Voluntary Sector Studies Network  Day Seminar, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, November 2016

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2016) Youth volunteering, faith and the ‘place’ of religion: National Citizen Service in England and Northern Ireland, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, RGS-IBG London, 30 August – 2nd September 2016

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2016) Britain's first neoliberal youth movement? National Citizen Service and the delivery of youth work in an age of austerity, The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, March – April 2016

Waite, C. and Mills, S. (2016) For the lessons they can’t teach in class: Geographies of Informal Education and the UK’s National Citizen Service, The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, March – April 2016

Waite, C. and Mills, S.(2015) ‘Say yes to adventure’: Outdoor learning and building character in the UK’s National Citizen Service, The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces, University of Northampton,  September 2015

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2015) #generationcitizen: National Citizen Service and the politics of age, The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, University of Exeter, September 2015

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2015) #generationcitizen: the politics and performance of National Citizen Service in the UK, Nordic Geographers’ Meeting, Tallinn, Estonia, June 2015

Mills, S. (2015) 'Stepping up to Serve': UK Youth, social action and active citizenship, 4th International Conference of Geographies of Children, Young People and Families San Diego, CA, January 2015

Organised Conference Sessions

'Geographies of faith and volunteering' at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 30 August - 2 September 2016 (with Tim Fewtrell, Loughborough University).

'What next for the shadow state? Geographies of voluntarism and the voluntary sector' at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, March-April 2016 (with Catherine Waite, Loughborough University)

'Being and becoming citizens: spaces of political engagement' at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, University of Exeter, September 2015 ( with Jonathan Duckett, Loughborough University).

For all of Dr Mills' publications and conference activities, please click here.  For more on Dr Waite's research, please click here.

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