Young people and political (in)activism: why don't young people vote?

Henn, M ORCID: 0000-0002-1063-3544 and Weinstein, M, 2006. Young people and political (in)activism: why don't young people vote? Policy & Politics, 34 (3), pp. 517-534. ISSN 0305-5736


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Continued experimentation with methods to make the process of voting easier signals a growing concern amongst politicians that the public is becoming increasingly disaffected from politics in Britain. However, these government initiatives may be failing to tackle the real problem—that the electorate appear to find the business of politics uninviting and irrelevant. In this article we examine the results from a nationwide survey of over 700 young people, and find that this generation, whilst supportive of these new electoral methods, are unlikely to be persuaded to turnout to vote while they continue to feel marginalised from the political process.

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Publication Title: Policy & Politics
Creators: Henn, M. and Weinstein, M.
Publisher: The Policy Press
Place of Publication: Bristol
Date: 2006
Volume: 34
Number: 3
ISSN: 0305-5736
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:22

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