9780205518074

Is Voting for Young People? With a Postscript on Citizen Engagement (Great Questions in Politics Series)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205518074

  • ISBN10:

    0205518079

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/27/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

This accessible, provocative, and brief book explores the reasons why the young are less and less likely to follow politics and vote in the United States, as well as in many other established democracies, and suggests ways of changing that.

Author Biography

Martin P. Wattenberg is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Irvine, where he conducts research on elections and political parties in the United States and other advanced industrialized democracies. He is the author of several books published by Harvard University Press, including Where Have All the Voters Gone? (2002), and The Decline of American Political Parties (1998).  He is also a co-author of Longman's introductory American government text, Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy

Table of Contents

The Aging of Regular Newspaper Readers
The Aging Audience for Politics on TV
Donrsquo;t Ask Anyone Under 30
Where Have All the Young Voters Gone?
Do Young Adults See Voting as a Civic Duty?
Does Low Youth Turnout Really Matter?
What Can Be Done?
Postscript: New Forms of Citizen Engagement
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