Young People’s Human Rights and The Politics of Voting Age

Authors:

ISBN: 978-90-481-8962-5 (Print) 978-90-481-8963-2 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. The Philosophical Context of the Minimum Voting Age Question

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 3-17

      Alternative Philosophical Perspectives on the Origin and Nature of Human Rights

  3. Socio-Cultural Factors and the Minimum Voting Age

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 21-25

      Examples of Contextual Factors in the Youth Struggle for the Vote

  4. Voting Age Eligibility: Human Rights Issue or Social Policy Matter?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 29-69

      The Human Rights Imperative and Minimum Voting Age

  5. A Victory for the Vote at 16 in Austria Goes Largely Ignored in Other States

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 73-77

      Austria and the Vote at 16

  6. Rationalizing of the Violation of U.K. Youth’s Inherent Right to Suffrage

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 81-96

      The U.K. Example of Resistance to the Vote at 16: The U.K. Electoral Commission and Select U.K. Social Scientists

  7. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Eligible Voting Age

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 99-130

      The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Does it Really Make Age Discrimination in the Vote Against Under 18s Constitutional? The Broader Lessons

  8. Barriers Coming From Unlikely Sources to Youth’s Struggle to Access the Basic Human Right to Suffrage

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 133-164

      The Youth Vote as a Human Right and Resistance from High Profile International and National Human Rights Gatekeepers

  9. Re-Examining Alleged Rationales for the Bar Against the Vote for Under 18s

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 167-213

      Unconstitutional Age-Based Discrimination in the Vote Applied on Account of Young Age

  10. Voting Age Eligibility and the Societal Marginalization of Under 18s

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 217-224

      Minors’ Perspectives on Their Citizenship Status

  11. Unequal Treatment in Accessing the Inherent Right to Suffrage

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 227-233

      Two Different Standards for Enfranchisement: A ‘Rights Standard’ for Adults and a Supposed ‘Competency Qualification Standard’ for Minors

  12. Recognizing the Vote at 16 Movement as a Fundamental Human Rights Struggle

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-235

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 237-250

      Concluding Comments

  13. Back Matter

    Pages 251-268