Democratising democracy: the road from women's to children's suffrage

@article{Wall2014DemocratisingDT,
  title={Democratising democracy: the road from women's to children's suffrage},
  author={John Wall},
  journal={The International Journal of Human Rights},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={646 - 659}
}
  • J. Wall
  • Published 18 August 2014
  • Political Science
  • The International Journal of Human Rights
Political philosophers have begun to debate whether the right to vote should be extended towards some or all of the third of humanity who are under 18 years old. In addition, child and youth suffrage movements are arising globally. Much uncertainty remains, however, about whether democracy can legitimately be extended beyond adulthood. This article advances this discussion by comparing children's suffrage debates today to those surrounding the global women's suffrage movements of the past… 
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