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From the PublisherBrian 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