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Youth politics

Youth politics is a category of issues which distinctly involve, affect or otherwise impact youth.


  • History 1
    • USA 1.1
    • Europe 1.2
    • Globally 1.3
  • Present 2
    • List of current youth politics issues 2.1
    • List of current youth politics organizations 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5



With roots in the early Students for a Democratic Society were closely associated with youth politics, despite the broad social statements of documents including the liberal Port Huron Statement and the conservative Sharon Statement and leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Other late-period figures associated with youth politics include Tom Hayden, Marian Wright Edelman and Bill Clinton.


Youth politics have an extensive history in Europe, as well. Free German Youth was founded in 1936 as a communist alternative to the Nazi Youth movement.

In the UK there is a strong youth politics movement, consisting primarily of the YouthDebates, an online organisation aiming to engage young people into the world of politics.


Other continents have experienced a variety of youth politics and political movements. France: In the recent Mexico’s presidential election another manifestation of how the youth take the politics in the actual world were see, the students movement called “Yo soy 132” made a very notable change in how the elections developed, showing proofs of the electoral fraud they thought will happen, they changed the percentage of acceptation of the PRI candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto and they achieved to decrease it around 12 percentage points between the highest poll results for the candidate and the final results of the elections.


Between the influence of

  • Hansson K. and Lundahl L. (2004) "Youth politics and local constructions of youth," British Journal of Sociology of Education, Volume 25(2) April 2004 , pp. 161-178.
  • Irish National Youth Website
  • Giroux, H. (2001) "Zero Tolerance: Youth and the politics of domestic militarization, Part I," Z Magazine.
  • Youth Political Bloggers

Governance website.

  • youth and polytics
  • Sitaraman, G. and Warren, P. (2003) Invisible Citizens: Youth Politics After September 11. Writers Club Press.
  • Daifallah, A. (1999) A Blueprint for student political influence. Originally published in the Peterborough Examiner. Institute on
  • Shumilov A. (2012) Factors of formation of electoral policy in the youth environment // PolitBook. №1. P. 75-85.

External links

  1. ^ Pryor, J.H., Hurtado, S., DeAngelo, L., Palucki Blake,L., & Tran, S. (2009). The American freshman: National norms fall 2009. Los Angeles: Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA.
  2. ^ Chandler, Kathryn. "Students Interest in National News and Its Relation to School Courses." National Center for Education Statistics (1997): 1-2. National Center for Education Statistics. U.S Department of Education, July 1997.


See also

There are thousands of youth political organizations and programs around the world.

List of current youth politics organizations

There are several issues which are deemed "youth politics" by politicians, mainstream media and other sources.

List of current youth politics issues

Despite these statistics there is a positive outlook on youth involvement in the future because of the 2008 election when President Barack Obama ran. [2] Data collected in by the National Center for Education Statistics found that overall young Americans care more about entertainment and sports than political and foreign news.[1]

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