Begum Uzun - Participation in Formal Politics

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Workshop on the Political Participation of Young People 21-22 June, 2013.
Gençlerin Siyasi Katılımı 21 – 22 Haziran 2013

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Begum Uzun - Participation in Formal Politics

  1. 1. Participation in formal politics • Less likely to vote • De-aligned with political parties
  2. 2. Attitudes towards formal politics • Lacking interest • Not satisfied with the way political system works • Lower levels of political knowledge • Lacking trust in political organizations • Turkey conforms to these trends..
  3. 3. Scholarly explanations/theoretical approaches • 1.Mainstream political science: relying on theories of political participation • 2. new/emerging approaches among political scientists -generational effect -alternative forms of participation • 3. Sociological approaches
  4. 4. • Changing nature of adulthood transitions • Negative perceptions of formal politics

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