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    Missing an Opportunity? The Limited Civic Imagination of Votes at 16

    Bowman, Benjamin ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2866-1612 (2021) Missing an Opportunity? The Limited Civic Imagination of Votes at 16. Parliamentary Affairs, 74 (3). pp. 581-596. ISSN 0031-2290

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    Abstract

    The debate over reform to the voting age at Westminster elections is dominated by a concept of young people as deficient and disengaged citizens. In the contemporary context of young civic action, new approaches to the civic can support a regeneration of the vote in young people’s expanded political toolbox. A conceptual approach to the debate on voting reform is presented alongside a critical appraisal of the opportunities available, to all sides of the debate, to contribute to young political regeneration.

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