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‘Democratic deficits’ and the tyranny of ‘future generations’

Jennie Bristow

in Stop Mugging Grandma: The 'Generation Wars' and Why Boomer Blaming Won't Solve Anything

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300236835
eISBN:
9780300249422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236835.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter argues that the idea that older people, who have ‘already lived their lives’, should have no say in the future of our society, expresses the toxic impact of generationalism on political ... More


Virgin Vote: How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century

Jon Grinspan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627342
eISBN:
9781469627366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627342.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The Virgin Vote traces the experiences of children and young adults from the 1840s through 1900, an era in which the most enthusiastic participants in politics came from this young demographic. ... More


The Civic Participation Crisis—and the Civic Empowerment Gap

Michael A. Rebell

in Flunking Democracy: Schools, Courts, and Civic Participation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226549781
eISBN:
9780226549958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226549958.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter tells how from the first, preparing students for capable citizenship has been the primary purpose of public education in the United States, and then documents how civic instruction in ... More


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