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While young Americans may appear indifferent to voting, many have been drawn to other forms of civic participation such as petitions and demonstrations

Sloam, James (2014) While young Americans may appear indifferent to voting, many have been drawn to other forms of civic participation such as petitions and demonstrations. LSE American Politics and Policy (17 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Youth participation in American presidential elections has flat-lined since the 1970s, echoing similar trends in other Western democracies. But does this mean that young people have given up on politics? James Sloam argues that while young people have been driven away from voting due to a lack of political choice and the dysfunctional nature of politics, they are increasingly drawn to other forms of citizen activism. He writes that more young people are taking up petitions, boycotts and demonstrations than ever before, especially those with higher levels of education.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 14:08
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 23:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58964

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