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Youthquake 2017

The Rise of Young Cosmopolitans in Britain

Authors: Sloam, James, Henn, Matt

  • Provides a timely and topical study into young people in the 2017 General Election in the UK.
  • Fills a gap in the literature on youth political participation with regards to electoral politics, as opposed to a large amount on youth protest movements.
  • Examines differences in electoral participation amongst Young Millennials, rather than treating them as one homogenous group.
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book investigates the reasons behind the 2017 youthquake – which saw the highest rate of youth turnout in a quarter of a century, and an unprecedented gap in youth support for Labour over the Conservative Party – from both a comparative and a theoretical perspective. It compares youth turnout and party allegiance over time and traces changes in youth political participation in the UK since the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis – from austerity, to the 2016 EU referendum, to the rise of Corbyn – up until the June 2017 General Election. The book identifies the rise of cosmopolitan values and left-leaning attitudes amongst Young Millennials, particularly students and young women. The situation in the UK is also contrasted with developments in youth participation in other established democracies, including the youthquakes inspired by Obama in the US (2008) and Trudeau in Canada (2015).

About the authors

James Sloam is Reader in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is co-convenor of the UK Political Studies Association (PSA) specialist group on young people’s politics. His work focuses on youth politics in Europe and the United States, inequalities in political participation, and the role of education in democratic engagement.

Matt Henn is Professor of Social Research at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is the Research Coordinator for Politics and International Relations and Coordinator of Postgraduate Research in the School of Social Sciences. He has published widely on the subject of young people and politics over the last two decades.

Reviews

“This timely volume by two of our most influential academics researching issues of youth citizenship […] should be read by all those concerned about the future of our democracy.” (Andy Mycock, University of Huddersfield, UK) 

“This timely and superbly researched consideration of the 2017 ‘youthquake’ election analyses how young people define politics and assesses how they perceive our political parties … Written by two leading experts on young people and politics, Youthquake 2017 is essential reading.” (Jon Tonge, University of Liverpool, UK)

“This book investigates the reasons behind the 2017 youthquake – which saw the highest rate of youth turnout in a quarter of a century, and an unprecedented gap in youth support for Labour over the Conservative Party – from both a comparative and a theoretical perspective. It compares youth turnout and party allegiance over time and traces changes in youth political participation in the UK since the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis – from austerity, to the 2016 EU referendum, to the rise of Corbyn – up until the June 2017 General Election. The book identifies the rise of cosmopolitan values and left-leaning attitudes amongst young Millennials, particularly students and young women. The situation in the UK is also contrasted with developments in youth participation in other established democracies, including the youthquakes inspired by Obama in the US (2008) and Trudeau in Canada (2015).” (James Sloam is Reader in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, Matt Henn is Professor of Social Research at Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97469-9
  • The ebook is not yet available online.
Hardcover 29,12 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97468-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Youthquake 2017
Book Subtitle
The Rise of Young Cosmopolitans in Britain
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97469-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97469-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97468-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 125
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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