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Mobilizing Referenda: The Effects of Direct Democracy on Youth Political Participation

  title={Mobilizing Referenda: The Effects of Direct Democracy on Youth Political Participation},
  author={Ruth Kunz and Judith Moeller and Frank Esser and Claes H. de Vreese},
This paper investigates determinants of adolescents’ political participation in two political systems. Political participation of adolescents is influenced by personal resources such as cognitive abilities as well as institutional context, for example the political system. In this study we examine the interplay of one systemic factor, namely whether the political system is a direct or representative democracy, and resources on the individual level: news media use and internal political efficacy… 
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