Electronic Democracy and Young People

  title={Electronic Democracy and Young People},
  author={Ann Macintosh and Eddie Robson and Ella Smith and Angus Whyte},
  journal={Social Science Computer Review},
  pages={43 - 54}
This article examines action to address young people’s apathy to the democratic process and politics in general, by considering possibilities for using information and communication technology to engage young people. The article describes two e-democracy systems in use in Scotland, which provide young people with opportunities to participate in and understand democratic decision making. The systems are designed to allow young people to deliberate issues of importance to them. The Highland… 

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  • 2005
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There is still only a limited development of a solidly grounded social and cultural geography prepared to conceptualize children as a neglected social grouping undergoing various forms of

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