Young Citizens in the Digital Age: Political Engagement, Young People and New Media [NOOK Book]

Overview

A social anxiety currently pervades the political classes of the western world, arising from the perception that young people have become disaffected with liberal democratic politics. Voter turnout among 18-25 year olds continues to be lower than other age groups and they are less likely to join political parties. This is not, however, proof that young people are not interested in politics per se but is evidence that they are becoming ...

See more details below
Young Citizens in the Digital Age: Political Engagement, Young People and New Media

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$46.99
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$55.95 List Price

Overview

A social anxiety currently pervades the political classes of the western world, arising from the perception that young people have become disaffected with liberal democratic politics. Voter turnout among 18-25 year olds continues to be lower than other age groups and they are less likely to join political parties. This is not, however, proof that young people are not interested in politics per se but is evidence that they are becoming politically socialized within a new media environment.


This shift poses a significant challenge to politicians who increasingly have to respond to a technologically mediated lifestyle politics that celebrates lifestyle diversity, personal disclosure and celebrity. This book explores alternative approaches for engaging and understanding young people’s political activity and looks at the adoption of information and ICTs as a means to facilitate the active engagement of young people in democratic societies.


Young Citizens in a Digital Age presents new research and the first comprehensive analysis of ICTs, citizenship and young people from an international group of leading scholars. It is an important book for students and researchers of citizenship and ICTs within the fields of sociology, politics, social policy and communication studies among others.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Brian D. Loader brings together an all star line-up of scholars to address the intersection of two of the most important debates about the future of democracy – the state of political engagement among young people and the impact of new media on the democratic practice of citizens. Taking a comparative and global perspective, the various chapters of Young Citizens in the Digital Age collectively provide an exceptional mix of theory and evidence that contributes significantly to these debates.
Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

This is an impressive collection of work, which features many of the leading international scholars in the field. The contributions combine rigorous empirical research with challenging discussions of the broader issues at stake.
David Buckingham, Institute of Education, University of London

'This is a valuable book for researchers in politics, communications, ICT and social sciences, which succeeds in clearly addressing the main issues surrounding youth political participation and the influence of new media' Silvia Gallagher, Independent Researcher, Social Research Asscoaition Sept 2009

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134131563
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/7/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 785 KB

Meet the Author

Brian D. Loader is Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the new Social Informatics Research Unit at the University of York, UK. His academic interests are focused around the emergence of new information and communications technologies, the social, political and economic factors shaping their development and diffusion, and their implications for social, economic, governmental and cultural change.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Notes on contributors     ix
Preface     xii
Acknowledgements     xiv
Introduction: young citizens in the digital age: disaffected or displaced?   Brian D. Loader     1
Young citizens online     19
Youthful steps towards civic participation: does the Internet help?   Sonia Livingstone   Nick Couldry   Tim Markham     21
New media and new voters: young people, the Internet and the 2005 UK election campaign   Gustavo S. Mesch   Stephen Coleman     35
Young voters and the web of politics: the promise and problems of youth-oriented political content on the web   Michael Xenos   W. Lance Bennett     48
Young activists, political horizons and the Internet: adapting the net to one's purposes   Peter Dahlgren   Tobias Olsson     68
Youth online: researching the political use of the Internet in the Italian context   Davide Calenda   Lorenzo Mosca     82
Australian young people's participatory practices and Internet use   Ariande Vromen     97
Rethinking online youth civic engagement: reflections on web content analysis   Roman Gerodimos   Janelle Ward     114
Making the political connection with young people     127
Technology, schools and citizenship education: a fix too far?   Neil Selwyn     129
Reconnecting young people in Northern Ireland   Roger Austin     143
Chattering classes: the moderation of deliberative forums in citizenship education   Ross Ferguson     158
How democracies have disengaged from young people   Stephen Coleman     166
References     186
Index     207
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)