Book review

Understanding young people and politics in a digital context

16 Aug 2013
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Review Details
Date: 16 August 2013
Author: Ariadne Vromen
Publisher: Australian Review of Public Affairs (ARPA)
Owning Institution(s): University of Sydney

Book Details
Title: Young People and Politics: Political Engagement in the Anglo-American Democracies
Publisher: Routledge
Date Published: 2013
Author/s: Aaron Martin

What counts as political engagement? Some hold voting to be the gold standard and see online interaction as low cost, low impact, and of low value.

Others are interested in new ways of being political and the emergence of new forms of political action. Young people are at the centre of these debates: what are they up to—if anything—in political life, and is what they’re thinking and doing enough to support democracy into the future?

Aaron Martin entitled Young People and Politics: Political Engagement in the Anglo-American Democracies has some answers, but also raises some some questions.

Read Ariadne Vromen’s full article in the Australian Review of Public Affairs (65).

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