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Did Corbyn sway the alienated youth vote?

Posted on 20 June 2017 by WISERD

There is a well-established conventional wisdom that today’s young people are a politically alienated generation, meaning that they are seen as estranged or withdrawn from politics. Whether it is their low turnout in elections or their support for protest and social movements, the young are held up as a generation put off politics by the
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Has Brexit increased the political engagement of Britain’s youth?

Posted on 16 June 2017 by WISERD

Has Brexit increased the political engagement of Britain’s youth? The idea that Brexit has engaged the young to such an extent that they voted in high numbers in the recent general election has been a prominent feature of the public autopsy of the result.[1] There is little question that the young voted in greater numbers
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Civil Society, Dr Sioned Pearce, Dr Stuart Fox, EU Referendum, Politics, Young People and BREXIT

Trust in the establishment and political interest among young people

Posted on 15 June 2017 by WISERD

Public trust in the political establishment is an integral part of voter choice in any election or referendum, but more crucially it upholds the democratic process. Without some degree of trust in politicians, political parties, experts and the media, state-societal relations would hit a gridlock. Without trust, people would be less likely to vote and
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Civil Society, Dr Sioned Pearce, Dr Stuart Fox, EU Referendum, Politics, YouGov, Young People, Young People and BREXIT

General election results weren’t down to youth turnout alone

Posted on 14 June 2017 by WISERD

It is difficult to think of an election in which the votes of young people – age 18 to 25 – have caused more of a stir. Of course, the youth vote was expected to be important in the EU referendum, the Scottish independence referendum and just about every general election since the voting age
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