Remixing citizenship

Investigated how young people gather and communicate civic information online, and setting a new agenda for debating the relationship between young people, the Internet and democracy, arguing they are moving to newer forms of participation.

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Overview

Starting from the position that it is not young people that are disconnected from politics, but politics that is disconnected from young people, this project investigated how young people gather and communicate civic information online, and set a new agenda for debating the relationship between young people, the Internet and democracy.

The 'Remixing Citizenship' report argues that the nature of citizenship is changing - there is a generation moving to newer, more creative forms of participation and that new forms of communication are key to this. Young people are now able to sample and remix citizenship, picking out the desired elements and discarding those that lack relevance. Remixing Citizenship refers to the idea of adding one's own innovation to the concept of citizenship.

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This work was supported by the Carnegie Young People Initiative.

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