Youth Voter Participation: Involving Todays Young in Tomorrows Democracy Patricio Aylwin Azócar

ISBN: 9789189098312

Published: December 1st 1999

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103 pages


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Youth Voter Participation: Involving Todays Young in Tomorrows Democracy  by  Patricio Aylwin Azócar

Youth Voter Participation: Involving Todays Young in Tomorrows Democracy by Patricio Aylwin Azócar
December 1st 1999 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 103 pages | ISBN: 9789189098312 | 3.55 Mb

The importance of the youth vote to any democracy is central to this cross-cultural analysis of the unique role of elections—and the dangers of abstention—in a democratic society. Comparative data from the parliamentary elections of 15 EuropeanMoreThe importance of the youth vote to any democracy is central to this cross-cultural analysis of the unique role of elections—and the dangers of abstention—in a democratic society. Comparative data from the parliamentary elections of 15 European democracies illustrate the scope of the problem of low youth turnout, and analyses of the reasons for such negligible participation are presented.

Specially commissioned interviews conducted in several countries worldwide bring the opinions and views of young people themselves into the study. Additionally, descriptions of specific programmes for increasing youth participation enacted in Chile, Russia, South Africa, and the United States and included, as are proposals for a variety of activities that governmental and nongovernmental organizations can use to draw young citizens into the electoral arena.



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