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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.
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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