Written evidence (CCE0188) given at the House of Lords Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee

Henn, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1063-3544, 2017. Written evidence (CCE0188) given at the House of Lords Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee. London: Houses of Parliament.

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Our submission answers questions 4, 5 and 6 set out by the commission. Our expertise in researching younger people’s political and civic activity leads us to make a set of clear recommendations at the end of this document which we hope the commission will take forward.
This submission sets out key issues affecting younger people and formal political engagement and makes a strong case for lowering the age to vote to 16.
We also make the case that the inquiry should avoid supporting compulsory voting aimed at younger people due to a set of potentially damaging consequences.
We also ask the inquiry to recommend introducing stronger local and project based KS2 citizenship and political education and to fundamentally re-develop citizenship provision.
Finally, whilst we can see the value of programmes such as NCS, we make a plea for the inquiry to recommend strengthening long term, embedded and community based approaches to support younger people to develop stronger ties within communities and civic and political systems.

Item Type: Other
Creators: Henn, M.
Corporate Creators: Nottingham Civic Exchange
Publisher: Houses of Parliament
Place of Publication: London
Date: 8 September 2017
Rights: © 2017 Houses of Parliament
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Nov 2017 14:42
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 14:47
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31982

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