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Generation i-Pod: from apathy to engagement

Briggs, Jacqui (2010) Generation i-Pod: from apathy to engagement. Political Education Forum Journal, 3 (2). pp. 3-6. ISSN 2043-8877

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Abstract

Youth political participation is a topical issue in 2010. Not only are politicians and political scientists alike interested in whether younger voters will turn out in the 2010 General Election; there is an ongoing debate as to whether the voting age should be lowered. In part this drive to lower the voting age is driven by a desire to
re-engage young people with the political process. A recent survey by the Children’s Society stated that Stephen Fry is the most popular choice for Prime Minister and that fewer than one in ten young people (9 per cent) think that politicians can be trusted.

Additional Information:Youth political participation is a topical issue in 2010. Not only are politicians and political scientists alike interested in whether younger voters will turn out in the 2010 General Election; there is an ongoing debate as to whether the voting age should be lowered. In part this drive to lower the voting age is driven by a desire to re-engage young people with the political process. A recent survey by the Children’s Society stated that Stephen Fry is the most popular choice for Prime Minister and that fewer than one in ten young people (9 per cent) think that politicians can be trusted.
Keywords:political participation, voting age, youth
Subjects:L Social studies > L220 Political Systems
L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L200 Politics
L Social studies > L380 Political Sociology
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:4357
Deposited On:31 Mar 2011 13:43

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