Lowering the Voting Age to 16: Learning from Real Experiences Worldwide

Jan Eichhorn (Editor), Johannes Bergh (Editor)

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Abstract

This book explores the consequences of lowering the voting age to 16 from a global perspective, bringing together empirical research from countries where at least some 16-year-olds are able to vote. With the aim to show what really happens when younger people can take part in elections, the authors engage with the key debates on earlier enfranchisement and examine the lead-up to and impact of changes to the voting age in countries across the globe. The book provides the most comprehensive synthesis on this topic, including detailed case studies and broad comparative analyses. It summarizes what can be said about youth political participation and attitudes, and highlights where further research is needed. The findings will be of great interest to researchers working in youth political socialization and engagement, as well as to policymakers, youth workers and activists.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages245
ISBN (Electronic)9783030325411
ISBN (Print)9783030325404
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Young People and Politics
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Keywords

  • electoral politics

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  • Conclusion

    Eichhorn, J. & Bergh, J., 1 Feb 2020, Lowering the Voting Age to 16: Learning from Real Experiences Worldwide. Eichhorn, J. & Bergh, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 231-241 (Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics).

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  • Introduction

    Bergh, J. & Eichhorn, J., 1 Feb 2020, Lowering the Voting Age to 16: Learning from Real Experiences Worldwide. Eichhorn, J. & Bergh, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-12 (Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics).

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  • Votes at 16 in Scotland: Political experiences beyond the vote itself

    Huebner, C. & Eichhorn, J., 1 Feb 2020, Lowering the Voting Age to 16: Learning from Real Experiences Worldwide. Eichhorn, J. & Bergh, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 121-142 (Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics).

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