Youth and Politics
Mladi in politika
6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)
prof. dr. Tomaž Deželan
Elective - expert
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Youth is widely regarded as the future of political communities and an agent of social change. Young people aged between 15 and 29 constitute approximately 20 percent of population of established democracies. How does the young generation participate in politics? Where do young people obtain information about current events? Do young people in different parts of the world share a similar set of values? The course will address these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective by drawing upon literature in political science, psychology, and sociology.
This course is divided into several parts. Part I examines how youth participates in politics and acquires politically relevant attitudes and beliefs through family, schools, and the mass media. Part II discusses the use of social science methodology to prepare students for designing their own study of contemporary youth. Part III focuses on youth political behavior in different parts of the world.
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