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Youth and Politics

Mladi in politika

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Tomaž Deželan


Elective - expert




First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Communication studies - Marketing Communication and Public Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Cultural studies - Studies of Culture and Creativity
  • Undergraduate Programme of Defence Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of International Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Journalism
  • Undergraduate Programme of Media and Communication Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Public Policies and Sdministration
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State
  • Undergraduate Programme of Social Informatics
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology - Human Resources Management

Short content

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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