Youth Political Participation

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Youth political activity
Young adults political activity
Student movements
Students – Political activity
Youth movements

Select Articles and Working Papers

Afshari, Ali, and H. Graham Underwood. 2007. “The student movement’s struggle”. Journal of Democracy. 18 (4): 80-94.

Blaszkiewicz, Anna, Zbigniew W. Rykowski, Piotr Szwajcer, and Jerzy Wertenstein-Zulawski. 1994. “The solidarnosc spring? (youth participation in Poland’s Solidarity movement)”. Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 27 (2): 125-134.

Diuk, Nadia. 2004. “The Next Generation”. Journal of Democracy. 15 (3): 59-66.

Konvicka, Libor, and Jan Kavan. 1994. “Youth movements and the Velvet Revolution. (youth participation in Czech revolution)”. Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 27 (2): 160-176.

Kuzio, Taras. 2006. “Civil society, youth and societal mobilization in democratic revolutions”. Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 39 (3): 365-386.

Luke, Anne. 2012. “Creating the Quiet Majority? Youth and Young People in the Political Culture of the Cuban Revolution”. Bulletin of Latin American Research. 31 (1): 127-143.

Mihailidis, Paul. 2009. Media Literacy: Empowering Youth Worldwide. Washington, DC: Center for International Media Assistance.

Nikolayenko, Olena. 2007. “The revolt of the post-Soviet generation: Youth movements in Serbia, Georgia and Ukraine”. Comparative Politics. 39 (2): 169-188.

Rice, Katie. 2009. Youthtube: Empowering Youth Through Independent Media. Washington, DC: Center for International Media Assistance.

Schwirtz, Michael. 2007. “Russia’s political youths”. Demokratizatsiya. 15 (1): 73-86.

Shepler, Susan. 2010. “Youth music and politics in post-war Sierra Leone”. The Journal of Modern African Studies. 48 (4): 627-642.

Tymowski, Andrzej W. 1994. “Youth activism in the East European transformation. (fall of communism in Eastern Europe)”. Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 27 (2): 115-124.

Select Books and Reports

Blum, Douglas W. 2007. National identity and globalization: youth, state and society in post-Soviet Eurasia. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Dhillon, Navtej, and Tarik Yousef. 2009. Generation in waiting: the unfulfilled promise of young people in the Middle East. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

Diuk, Nadia. 2012. The next generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan: youth, politics, identity, and change. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Fournier, Anna. 2012. Forging rights in a new democracy: Ukrainian students between freedom and justice. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Ilieski, Zoran. 2010. Youth participation in the decision and policy making processes promoting youth participation in underdeveloped regions : analysis of successful actions with practical recommendations for work on advocacy campaigns. Prilep: Coalition of Youth Organizations SEGA.

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. 1999. Youth voter participation: involving today’s young in tomorrow’s democracy. Stockholm: International IDEA.

Jegede, ‘Segun, Ayodele Ale, and Eni Akinsola. 2003. Nigerian youth and social transformation. Ikeja-Lagos, Nigeria: Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR).

Krstevska, Maja Ivanoska. 2010. Manual for youth participation youth participation in decision and policy making processes. Prilep: Coalition of Youth Organizations SEGA.

Khosravi, Shahram. 2009. Young and defiant in Tehran. Philadelphia, Pa: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Khalaf, Samir, and Roseanne Saad Khalaf. 2011. Arab youth: social mobilization in times of risk. London: Saqi Books.

Milner, Henry. 2010. The internet generation: engaged citizens or political dropouts. Medford, Mass: Tufts University Press.

Loader, Brian. 2007. Young citizens in the digital age: political engagement, young people and new media. London: Routledge.

McBride, Amanda Moore, and Michael W. Sherraden. 2007. Civic service worldwide: impacts and inquiry. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.

NAYMOTE-Liberia. 2005. Youth participation in local governance toolkit and action plan. Monrovia, Liberia: NAYMOTE-Liberia.

Svedruzic, Vlatka. 2002. I vote for the first time performing educational workshops for high school graduates, first time voters. Croatia: GONG.

Schwartz, Stephanie. 2010. Youth and post-conflict reconstruction: agents of change. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press.

Weiss, Meredith L., and Edward Aspinall. 2012. Student activism in Asia: between protest and powerlessness. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.


United Nations for Youth
World Forum of Democratization in Asia (WFDA)
The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD)