Non-voting young people in conflict with the political system

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Abstract

This article argues that to grasp the reason why so many Young people choose not to vote in local elections, we must supplement the many quantitative studies by asking the youth themselves. This study, then, is based on focus group interviews with Young people discussing their experience of politics and political communication. In this way the analysis investigates how democracy and politics are essentially contested by young people. Inspired by Niklas Luhmann, the article furthermore argues that it is profitable to understand these many ‘noes’ to voting as a progressive conflict between non-voting young people and the political system.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Political Power
Volume11
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)230-251
Number of pages21
ISSN2158-379X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Young non-voters
  • political communication
  • conflict
  • democracy
  • politics

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In: Journal of Political Power, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2018, p. 230-251.

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