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Ed Miliband should recognise that 16 and 17 year olds can be part of our democracy even if they do not have the vote

Mycock, Andy and Tonge, Jonathan (2014) Ed Miliband should recognise that 16 and 17 year olds can be part of our democracy even if they do not have the vote. Democratic Audit UK (02 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Ed Miliband has recently backed a call from Democratic Audit and a range of youth organisations to lower the voting age in the UK to 16. In this post, the latest in our series on youth participation in democracy, Andy Mycock and Jonathan Tonge make the point that votes at 16 will not be a panacea to the problem of youth disengagement, and suggest we need wider reform of a political system that has become increasingly insular, self-selecting, and unrepresentative.

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 13:24
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81549

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