La non-participation politique des jeunes : une étude des barrières temporaires et permanentes de l'engagementLa non-participation politique des jeunes : une étude des barrières temporaires et permanentes de l'engagement
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Canadian Journal of Political Science
45(2012):2, p. 405-425
Abstract. With a two-pronged methodology, this article takes a closer look at an understudied group: the disengaged youth. Using interviews, we discern four different types within this disengaged group: the criticals, those lacking political resources, the busy and those waiting for mobilization. The criticals constitute only a minority of the disengaged group, while the young people who lack political resources are more common. Most importantly, a great proportion of young people show a certain potential for engagement. The quantitative analysis reveals that these types resemble distinct attitudinal and demographic profiles, and differ in their future willingness to participate. Thus the non-engaged are not a monolithic group.