Young Citizens in the Digital Age by P-TaylorFrancis

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									Young Citizens in the Digital Age
Editor: Brian D. Loader
Table of Contents

1. Introduction / Brian D. Loader Part One: Usage, Usability and Design 2. How democracies have
disengaged from young people / Stephen Coleman 3. Contrasting producer and recipient views of youth
participation websites / Sonia Livingstone 4. Logged on and engaged?: the experience of Italian young
people / Davide Calenda and Lorenzo Mosca 5. Rethinking online youth civic engagement: reflections on
web content analysis / Roman Gerodimos and Janelle Ward 6. Logged on and disaffected: a causal
link? / Bob Watt Part Two: Innovation in Action 7. Youth engagement sites: appealing to young voters in
the US / Lance Bennett 8. Youth Internet use during the last UK elections / Gustavo Mesch and Stephen
Coleman 9. Young activists, political horizons, and the Internet: adapting the net to one's purposes /
Peter Dahlgren 10. Australian young people's participatory practices and internet use / Ariadne Vromen
Part Three: Citizenship Education through ICTs 11. ICT and citizenship in Northern Ireland; a critique of
experience since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement / Roger Austin 12. The place of online citizenship
education / Brian D. Loader and Leigh Keeble 13. P2P Politics: young people and policy deliberation
online / Ross Ferguson 14. Postscript: towards a new research agenda / Brian D. Loader
Description

A social anxiety currently pervades the political classes of the western world, arising from the perception
that young people have become disaffected with liberal democratic politics. Voter turnout among 18-25
year olds continues to be lower than other age groups and they are less likely to join political parties.
This is not, however, proof that young people are not interested in politics per se but is evidence that they
are becoming politically socialized within a new media environment. This shift poses a significant
challenge to politicians who increasingly have to respond to a technologically mediated lifestyle politics
that celebrates lifestyle diversity, personal disclosure and celebrity. This book explores alternative
approaches for engaging and understanding young people's political activity and looks at the adoption of
information and ICTs as a means to facilitate the active engagement of young people in democratic
societies. Young Citizens in a Digital Age presents new research and the first comprehensive analysis of
ICTs, citizenship and young people from an international group of leading scholars. It is an important book
for students and researchers of citizenship and ICTs within the fields of sociology, politics, social policy
and communication studies among others.

								
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