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Young people and politics

Lucas Walsh writes in The Conversation (23.6.14) about the problems of young being marginalised in the political system: ‘Research has found that young people continue to be civically engaged in politics, but in more informal ways.  Many are values-driven and attached to issues rather than traditional political institutions such as parties.  The closure of political channels may be forcing participation between the cracks of rigid institutions. This can happen through online campaigns, social enterprise and volunteerism in ways that do not register on blunt measures of participation such as the General Social Survey.’

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