Making Young Voters: Converting Civic Attitudes Into Civic Action

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Cambridge University Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.64 inches | 0.92 pounds
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About the Author
John Holbein is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia.
Sunshine Hillygus is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University, North Carolina.
'Holbein and Hillygus have written a once-in-a-generation book. If you care about boosting youth voter turnout - and you should - then read Making Young Voters. It provides scholars with a compelling new way of thinking about the challenges of voting. It provides policymakers with specific ways to increase young people's turnout. And it provides everyone with a vision for what a healthy democratic culture would look like.' David Campbell, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame
'Why do so few young Americans vote? The problem is not apathy, but rather that many lack the skills needed to follow through on their intentions. In Making Young Voters, John Holbein and Sunshine Hillygus make a persuasive case that equipping students with those skills is a missing piece of civic education programs - and, in doing so, provide a helpful playbook for educators seeking to turn their students into active citizens.' Martin West, William H. Bloomberg Professor of Education, Harvard University
'This book persuasively argues that there's more to voting than just knowing and caring about politics. Making Young Voters provides a strikingly original, thoroughly researched, whole-voter approach that will be of great interest to researchers, educators, and policymakers.' Cindy D. Kam, William R. Kenan, Jr Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
'This terrific book unpacks the alarmingly low voter turnout rates of young people, providing good news along the way.' Barry Burden, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Director, Elections Research Center
'... a book that should be read by all scholars interested in identifying the best ways to galvanize them.' R. P. Seyb, Choice