Experiences of legality in everyday life. Young people’s experience of law, science and ethic during the Coronavirus pandemic

Author/s Isabella Quadrelli, Anna Uboldi
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2022/2 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 153-168 File size 208 KB
DOI 10.3280/WE2022-002012
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The paper presents the results of a research on the experience of law by young people during the pandemic. Starting from the concept of legal consciousness, the research has analysed the implementation of norms by young people in everyday life, resulting in acceptance, interpretation, negotiation and refusal of them or of some parts of them. The different forms of legal consciousness emerging from narratives show how young people have interpreted the imperative of "doing the right thing" for themselves and for the wellbeing of others. Their motivation shows how the acceptance of legal rules is intertwined with considerations about utility, risk, equity and legislators’ capacity to give voice and to mediate among the needs of different social groups. Results show that young people are active, moral social actors, who consider and balance different needs, interests and responsibilities. Such evidence challenges stereotypical images of young people, presented by media and common sense, as irresponsible and transgressive.

Keywords: Legal consciousness; Young people; Pandemic; Law; Responsibility.

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