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CLIP 4053

Political participation

Political participation

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Key Info
  • Political participation
  • Duration: 02:00
  • Voter numbers drop with each election in Scotland. A journalist discusses the low opinion in which many of the public hold politicians and the difficulty politicians have engaging with the public, particularly the young. There have been proposals that the voting age should be dropped and evidence from Germany suggests that 16-year-olds are more likely to vote than the 18-35 age group.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    Politics and Government: The Democratic and Electoral Processes

  • Keywords: political apathy, voting, Scottish Parliament, age, modern studies, politics
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip can lead to a student poster campaign encouraging voting. Students could carry out School based opinion surveys.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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