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Votes at 16 should be part of the systemic reform needed to counter youth abstention from democratic institutions

Bowman, Benjamin (2014) Votes at 16 should be part of the systemic reform needed to counter youth abstention from democratic institutions. Democratic Audit UK (19 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Andrew Mycock and Jonathan Tonge argued on Democratic Audit recently that lowering the voting age to 16 in the UK should not be considered while much wider and political reform is required to engage young people. In this post Benjamin Bowman responds, suggesting that enfranchising should be part of this systemic reform, and would place the right to vote within the toolkit of action they can take to influence the democratic process.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 12:13
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 00:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81521

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