Young citizens and changing electoral turnout, 1964–2001

Phelps, Edward (2004) Young citizens and changing electoral turnout, 1964–2001. Political Quarterly, 75 (3). pp. 238-248. ISSN 0032-3179

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Abstract

Traditional academic understandings of youth abstention have tended to argue that young people suffer from life-cycle related 'start-up' problems in relation to politics and are more likely to abstain from participation in the political and electoral process than their older counter-parts. However, patterns of electoral turnout in the last ten years point to the possibility that recent cohorts of young people are politically distinct from previous generations.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sussex European Institute
Depositing User: Edward Phelps
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 10:04
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 08:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38016
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