Finding the missing youth vote.

Lucas Leslie Walsh, Rosalyn Black

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    A well-trodden trope maintains that young people are democratically apathetic, lack civic and political knowledge, and make a lesser contribution to society than older folk. More recently, phrases like “self-entitled” have been added to the mix. Young people are increasingly accused of having “tickets on themselves”. These tropes and accusations miss the mark because they conflate all young people as a single group. They also reinforce mistrustful views of young people. As sociologist Nikolas Rose says, they depict young people as failed citizens, even as “anti-citizens”.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherThe Conversation
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2013


    • Young people
    • Voting
    • Youth participation

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