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Educational and Social Dimensions of Politicla Participation: Producing a political opinion
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SEC - Sociology of Education and Culture)
2012 (English)In: Praktiske grunde. Tidsskrift for kultur og samfunnsvitenskab, ISSN 1902-2271, Vol. 6, no 4, 23-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

: This article centers on difference and similarities in political participation among young people. The analysis focuses first on the educational and social dimensions of all “don’t know” and “no opinion” responses to political questions in a survey on political opinions, interests, and attitudes, and secondly on civic engagement and a wide range of political participation such as joining political parties or special interest groups, participating in political acts, and the propensity to read a newspaper, whether a national daily paper, a local paper, or an evening paper, and to what extent the opinion or arts pages attract different groups of students in upper secondary school. The analysis, inspired by a Bourdieusian approach to class and politics, reveal that social class still play an important role in understanding the distribution of political participation among young citizens.

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Köpenhamn, 2012. Vol. 6, no 4, 23-34 p.
Keyword [en]
Young citizens, political participation, social class, geometric data analysis
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology of Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212930OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212930DiVA: diva2:679711
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-12-16 Created: 2013-12-16 Last updated: 2014-01-07Bibliographically approved

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