Young People and Political Participation

Teen Players

  • Jacqueline Briggs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 255-280

About this book


This book analyses the various ways and the extent to which young people participate in politics, focusing primarily on the UK and including cross-national comparisons where relevant. It covers topics including: what is meant by political participation; youth political participation on a pan-European basis; new social media and youth political participation; whether the voting age should be lowered to 16; youth participation at the local level; and young women and political participation. Written in a lively and engaging style, the book provides a detailed investigation into the extent to which young people in the twenty-first century are interested and participate in politics. The author has included interviews with many young people, as well as with academics and specialists in the field. The book’s greatest contribution is to the debate surrounding whether or not the voting age should be lowered to 16 – a timely and thought-provoking analysis.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jacqueline Briggs
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  1. 1.University of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom

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