Youthquakes: young civic engagement and political action in challenging times

How do young people ‘do politics’ in 2019? This project investigates how a continuing crisis of austerity, precarity and insecurity affects young people’s politics.

How do young people ‘do politics’ in 2019? This project investigates how a continuing crisis of austerity, precarity and insecurity affects young people’s politics. The research investigates young people’s sense of internal and external political efficacy, their sense of identity and belonging in democratic society, and their individual and collective political behaviour.

Topics of research include:

Early results output:

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/britains-young-climate-strikers/

Research and Activities