Youth Political Participation

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Youth political participation
Youth political activity
Young adults political activity
Student 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)