Girls are leading activist movements across the world, but don’t see themselves as political.
School life and conversations at home both contribute to children’s interest in political issues.
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Understanding how early on in childhood political interest is sparked –– and what sparks it –– is crucial to giving more people a voice
What effect does youth climate activism have on negotiations such as COP26 in Glasgow?
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This is a transcript of part 4 of Climate Fight: the world’s biggest negotiation, a series from The Anthill podcast.
New research found persistent differences between generations of people in the UK when it comes to their attitudes to immigration.
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Traditional ways of describing the ‘far right’ are becoming outdated.
Protestors on a Stop Brexit march in Manchester during the Conservative Party conference.
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New research shows that not all young people are totally devastated by the referendum result.
Children have the right to express their opinions and be heard.
We want our children to flourish. To ensure that they do, we need to help them develop their sense of good and evil, justice and injustice. Engaging in politics is crucial to this development.
Labour has recognised young people as survivors of the economic crash, which has helped fuel a surge in support for Labour.
A survey of young voters reveals a lack of engagement in politics.
The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens.
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When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
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Young people are being left behind by today’s politicians – but there is hope in Manchester and the region’s upcoming mayoral race.
Loach’s latest film tells the story of a man who finds himself caught in a harsh world of uncaring bureaucrats, food banks and benefits cuts.
How to keep them active?
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How can British politics win back the trust of young voters?
Studies have shown that young people do not consider politicians and political parties to be representative of issues that impact them.
Concern about youth electoral enrolment is framed the wrong way. It usually suggests that young people are somehow deficient and that they – and not the political culture – are the problem.
Bill Shorten said politicians and government must find ways to re-engage a generation of young people.
There is a growing canyon now separating politics as understood and practiced by political authorities from the political practices of everyday people.
Under orders to keep watch.
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Participation is commonly viewed as the cornerstone of liberal democracy. In Europe, however, the decades since the 1980s have been marked by falling participation and increased disillusionment with institutional…