Young People, Citizenship and Political Participation: Combating Civic Deficit?

Mark Chou, Jean-Paul GAGNON, Catherine Hartung, Lesley J. Pruitt

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Prominent studies and opinion polls often claim to show that young people distrust politicians, they are disengaged from political institutions, and are disillusioned about democracy. But academic work conversely shows that young people are engaging with politics, merely in new and innovative ways.Young People, Citizenship and Political Participation responds to the gap between the claims of these findings. It explores whether, and how, young people work with and against contemporary politics - at institutional and grassroots levels. It also examines the role of civics education in addressing this so-called crisis of democracy. Instead of seeing civics education as the solution, they offer an approach to civics that acknowledges the increasingly diverse ways in which young people are engaging politically.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Number of pages147
ISBN (Electronic)9781783489947
ISBN (Print)9781783489930
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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