Participation of Youth in Elections: Beyond Youth Apathy

Year of production: 2016

#CSW61- Youth powering gender equality at CSW61. UN Women/Ryan Brown

¨Voting has historically been the gold standard form of political participation in liberal democracies, and the main point of reference of those who have tried to assess whether democratic participation of given groups has been healthy or in crisis. In this book, we are explicitly considering the various modes of political participation in its broadest sense, but there is no doubt that, as we will see in the next few pages, elections hold a special place in the heart of many young people themselves as a channel of democratic expression and efficacy.¨ (official abstract)

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Bart Cammaerts

Michael Bruter

Shakuntala Banaji

Sarah Harrison

Nick Anstead