Political participation among youth in Newfoundland

Kennedy, Janice (2014) Political participation among youth in Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Since 1970, there has been a global decline in youth voting (Hay 2008). The thesis will explore the political engagement of youth in rural Newfoundland – specifically, the low levels of voter participation. The scholarly literature has offered different reasons for the decline such as the rise of new social movements, apathy and alienation. The thesis tests the literature in the context of Colin Hay’s distinction between “demand-side” and “supply-side” politics (2008) to determine if it is applicable to youth voter decline in rural Newfoundland or if there are other identifiable factors operating in Newfoundland specifically that contribute to a youth voter turnout even lower than the Canadian average.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8299
Item ID: 8299
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-125).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Sociology
Date: March 2014
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Youth--Political activity--Newfoundland and Labrador; Voting age--Newfoundland and Labrador; Hay, Colin, 1968-.--Political and social views; Newfoundland and Labrador--Politics and government--Public opinion

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