Kathy Edwards

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Briefing paper

21 May 2008

In this paper, Kathy Edwards contends that participation should be seen as being more complex than an individual ‘choice’ assisted by education and participatory structures. She situates participation in a social policy framework, arguing that policies that result in social exclusion for young people create...


15 Nov 2006

For most young people the family – and particularly parents, directly or indirectly - plays a signficiant role in giving young people a foundation on which to build their own views of politics and democratic participation through voting. This report discusses ways in which young...


12 Dec 2005

Kathy Edwards, Lawrence Saha and Murray Print introduce the YES Project, which examines the attitudes of young Australians towards politics, democracy and voting. They discuss features of the democratic process that discourage young Australians from participating, as well as the ways in which they do...

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