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.
About the Author
Martin P. Wattenberg is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, USA.
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?