Educational and Social Dimensions of Politicla Participation: Producing a political opinion
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
: 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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köpenhamn, 2012. Vol. 6, no 4, 23-34 p.
Young citizens, political participation, social class, geometric data analysis
Research subject Sociology of Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212930OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212930DiVA: diva2:679711
FunderSwedish Research Council