Young Citizens: Young People's Involvement in Politics and Decision Making

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Routledge, Mar 2, 2017 - Social Science - 204 pages
Recent years have witnessed growing concerns about the disengagement of young people from conventional politics both in Britain and internationally. Their non-participation is often viewed as reflecting both a deeper political alienation and 'apathy' amongst young people, and a wider political malaise across western societies. Based upon a wide range of UK and European survey sources, together with qualitative and policy-focused analyses, this volume explores the attitudes of young people to politics and government in Britain and assesses the prospects for re-engaging young people with the formal political process. Young Citizens will be a valuable reference for academics, researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the fields of sociology, social policy, citizenship studies and youth studies.

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Politics Participation and Public Policy
Exploring Youth and Civic Participation
Youth Voting and Political Participation
Attitudes to Political Engagement
A European Comparative
Youth Political Efficacy and Trust
Youth and Political Action
Policy Implications

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Eldin Fahmy is a Research Fellow in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol, UK.

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