Is Voting for Young People? / Edition 3

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Overview

Updated in a 3rd edition, Is Voting for Young People? explores the reasons why the young are less likely to follow politics and vote in the United States, as well as in many other established democracies. This brief, accessible, and provocative book suggests ways of changing that, and now includes a chapter on young people's role in the 2008 and 2010 elections.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205217724
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/3/2011
  • Series: Great Questions in Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 631,795
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin P. Wattenberg is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Irvine, where he conducts research on elections and political parties in the US and other advanced industrialized democracies. In 2002, he published "Where Have All the Voters Gone?" (Harvard)
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: The Aging of Regular Newspaper Readers

CHAPTER 2: The Aging Audience for Politics on TV

CHAPTER 3: Don’t Ask Anyone Under 30

CHAPTER 4: Where Have All the Young Voters Gone?

CHAPTER 5: Do Young Adults See Voting as a Civic Duty?

CHAPTER 6: Does Low Youth Turnout Really Matter?

CHAPTER 7: A New Civic Engagement Among Young People?

CHAPTER 8: Young People’s Role in the 2008 and 2010 Elections

CHAPTER 9: What Can Be Done?

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