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dc.contributor.authorStockemer, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSundstrom, Aksel
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-24T04:11:43Z
dc.date.available2022-11-24T04:11:43Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-11-23T09:03:10Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/59688
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/94239
dc.description.abstractOfficeholders in contemporary parliaments and cabinets are more likely than not to be male, wealthy, middle-aged or older, and from the dominant ethnicity, whereas young adults have an insufficient presence in political office. Young adults—those aged 35 years or under—comprise a mere ten percent of all parliamentarians globally, and three percent of all cabinet members. Compared to their presence in the world’s population, this age group faces an underrepresentation of one to three in parliament and one to ten in cabinet. In this book, Stockemer and Sundström provide a holistic account of youths’ marginalization in legislatures, cabinets, and candidacies for office through a comparative lens. They argue that youths’ underrepresentation in political office constitutes a democratic deficit and provide ample evidence for why they think that youth must be present in politics at much higher rates. They further embed this book within what they label a vicious cycle of political alienation, which involves the declining political sophistication of the young, their waning electoral participation, and their insufficient of representation in office. Empirically, the authors combine a global focus with in-depth studies, discussing the country-level, party-level, and individual-level factors that bar young adults’ entry to positions of political power. This is the first comprehensive book on youth representation and it has relevance for those broadly interested in issues of representation, democracy, inequality, and comparative politics.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processes::JPHF Elections & referenda
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processes::JPHV Political structures: democracy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPV Political control & freedoms::JPVH Human rights::JPVH1 Civil rights & citizenship
dc.subject.otherPolitics and government;Elections and referenda;Political structures: democracy;Civics and citizenship
dc.titleYouth without Representation
dc.title.alternativeThe Absence of Young Adults in Parliaments, Cabinets, and Candidacies
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3998/mpub.11459940
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oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9780472075171
oapen.relation.isbn9780472055173
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.pages207
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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