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There is a clear disconnect between young people and political institutions. The Electoral Commission’s proposals to boost engagement will not address this problem

Price, Martin (2014) There is a clear disconnect between young people and political institutions. The Electoral Commission’s proposals to boost engagement will not address this problem. British Politics and Policy at LSE (27 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The Electoral Commission released a report outlining changes, such as same-day voter registration and e-voting, they believe will make citizens more engaged with the democratic process. However, research shows the motivations underlying young people’s participation in political processes is more rooted in people not seeing the point of voting for individuals and institutions rather than not being able to work out how. It would seem to be something of a red herring to pursue the proposed ‘fixed’ when actually the issue is one of hearts and minds, writes Martin Price.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 14:23
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74173

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