Examining and analyzing youth political participation. (c2012)

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dc.contributor.author Karamanoukian, Davigh
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-28T09:04:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-28T09:04:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-03-28
dc.date.submitted 2012-06-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1110
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 83-89). en_US
dc.description.abstract Youth political participation is a fundamental factor in the formation and sustainability of democracy. In a country like Lebanon where politics is characterized by political hegemony of its sectarian elites, it is deemed important to examine youth engagement and voting behavior in the overall political process. Based on a survey conducted with more than one hundred university students aged 21-25, collected data is analyzed to test for voter participation behavior theories: socialization, socio-economic, psychological, mobilization, and rational choice. Empirical evidences point to correlations that explain youth political behaviors and reveal significant explanatory variables. Socio-economic, socialization, mobilization and rational choice indicators emerged salient in determining Lebanese youth political participation. Nevertheless, the findings suggest an overall lack in youth political engagement and widespread apathy, thus rendering proposals to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 as an insufficient stimulus for youth participation. Alternatively, a reformulation of political socialization and mobilization where youth can take on leading roles appear most critical in engaging the youth and vitalizing the political process. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Political participation -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Youth -- Political activity -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.title Examining and analyzing youth political participation. (c2012) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The case of Lebanon. en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200500907 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Paul Tabar
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xv, 94 leaves; ill.; 30 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Imad Salamey
dc.keywords Political participation en_US
dc.keywords Voter participation theories en_US
dc.keywords University students en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2012.4 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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