The Political Participation of Youth

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground
Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making
This publication, published in 2013 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy, identifies the obstacles preventing marginalized people from taking active part in customary and democratic decision-making. It highlights...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A Study of Youth Political Participation in Poland and Romania
Although perceived changes in political participation patterns amongst young people in recent years have attracted much academic research in established democracies this remains an understudied area in the newer post-communist democracies of Central...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Youth Envoy discusses with young MPs from 15 countries and meets representatives of the youth sector in Stockholm
Against the backdrop that globally less than one percent of Members of Parliament are under the age of 30, the Envoy gathered young Members of Parliament from some 15 countries to discuss possible avenues for increased collaboration. During the...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Youth Political Participation: Bridging Activism and Electoral Politics
What is the relationship between social movements and electoral politics? Although the empirical reality of American politics has increasingly blurred the lines between activism and electoral politics, sociology has yet to explore these changes and...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Technology and Politics: Incentives for Youth Participation
No other group is as disengaged from elections as youth. Voter turnout in the United States trails that of other industrialized societies, and is particularly anemic among youth between the ages of 18 and 24. The under-representation of youth voters...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Political Participation of Africa’s Youth: Turnout, Partisanship and Protest
The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilization in Africa. Yet, despite their numerical importance and the historical relevance of generational identities within the region, very little is really known about the...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Young people are less likely to vote than older citizens, but they are also more diverse in how they choose to participate in politics.
Participation in electoral politics has declined across Western Europe in recent decades as citizens have become increasingly disillusioned with conventional forms of politics. As James Sloam notes, this is especially true for the current generation...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Young People, Political Participation and Trust in Britain
Young people in Britain are often characterised as disconnected from the formal political process and from democratic institutions. Certainly their rate of abstention in general election contests over the last decade has led to concerns amongst the...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Social media power youth political participation
Social media power youth political participation No digital divide found in participation among ethnic groups The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP), under the direction of co-principal investigators University of...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Youth Political Participation: Is This the End of Generational Cleavage?
Young people express an increasing rejection of institutional politics and its classic actors, which has led to the assertion that youth are apathetic. This article intends to show why this affirmation is partial and does not reflect the underlying...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Political Engagement: Building on Momentum to Increase Youth Participation
Presidential campaigns have been aggressively pursuing youth, reaching new levels in 2008 using innovative outreach methods and coupling the Internet with intense grassroots mobilization. Youth turnout in the 2008 caucuses and primaries was up to 17...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Political Participation and EU Citizenship: Perceptions and Behaviours of Young People
Young people's political participation has long been a concern. Loss of community ties, little interest in and knowledge of political processes, low levels of trust in politicians and growing cynicism of democratic institutions are often seen as...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Enhancing youth political participation throughout the electoral cycle
The inclusion of youth in formal politics is important, as the 2011/2012 arab States popular uprisings and various occupy movements have demonstrated. In countries in transition, fresh ideas and new leadership can help to overcome authoritarian...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Interview with Saeed Haqiqi, Afghanistan
Saeed Haqiqi is a journalist and writer from Herat. What are the important achievements in Afghanistan today? The best development has been the growth of a democratic political atmosphere. We now have the elections, human rights laws and standards...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Do not boycott the elections: Motshekga, South Africa
ANC Women's League President, Angie Motshekga, has called on young people not to heed calls to boycott upcoming elections. She was speaking at a Freedom Day rally organised by the Young Communist League (YCL) and other alliance partners in Mfuleni...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A LOOK AT THE RIGHTS OF ARAB WOMEN
A quick look at the rights of women across Arab countries today. The article offers a snapshot of how women are fairing in different Arab countries. We invite our users to read the complete article published March 8 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
15 Acts Of Women’s Activism That Are Changing The World
These women haven’t won Nobel Prizes or hit the speaking circuit. But they’re pushing boundaries, changing norms, saving lives, and speaking up — even where bad news dominates the headlines. We invite you to read the complete article published March...

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