2011 is the European Year of Volunteering as well as EU-China Year of Youth, giving young people many opportunities to act and create a better society. These events have been criticised, however, as concealing the reality that the young generation is in fact hedonistic and unconcerned with political life. Other critiques view adolescence and young adulthood as no time for political commitment. So what place do young people have in politics?
Teenagers cannot be expected to behave as adults: they...
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