Young People and Politics in the UK: Apathy or Alienation? / Edition 1
  • Young People and Politics in the UK: Apathy or Alienation? / Edition 1
  • Young People and Politics in the UK: Apathy or Alienation? / Edition 1

Young People and Politics in the UK: Apathy or Alienation? / Edition 1

by David Marsh, Therese O'Toole, Su Jones
     
 

Most studies of political participation among young people focus on formal political arenas and conclude that young people are politically apathetic. In contrast, this book aims to establish how young people understand and live politics, using innovative research methods. As such, it treats age, class, gender and ethnicity as political 'lived experiences'. It

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Overview

Most studies of political participation among young people focus on formal political arenas and conclude that young people are politically apathetic. In contrast, this book aims to establish how young people understand and live politics, using innovative research methods. As such, it treats age, class, gender and ethnicity as political 'lived experiences'. It concludes that young people are alienated, rather than apathetic, and that their interests and concerns are rarely addressed within mainstream political institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230001312
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/20/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• The Study of Political Participation
• The Context and Consequence of Political Participation
• Methodology
• The Politics of Youth
• Class as a Lived Experience
• Gender and Participation
• Young People and the Politics of 'Race', Ethnicity and Identity
• Conclusion

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