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A referendum on lowering the voting age would generate a wider national debate about youth participation in democracy

Berry, Craig (2014) A referendum on lowering the voting age would generate a wider national debate about youth participation in democracy. Democratic Audit UK (25 Apr 2014). Website.

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Abstract

A number of countries allow their citizens to vote at 16 in national or local elections, including Brazil, Argentina, Austria, Norway and Germany. In the latest post from our series on youth participation in democracy, Craig Berry suggests the UK should also consider lowering the voting age. Holding a referendum on this issue would, he argues, focus attention on youth disengagement and initiate a wider conversation about the need to involve young people in democracy.

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 > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 13:31
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 00:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81554

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