ISBN 9788132117766,Indian Youth and Electoral Politics : An Emerging Engagement

Indian Youth and Electoral Politics : An Emerging Engagement


Sanjay Kumar



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788132117766

ISBN-10 813211776X


Number of Pages 228 Pages
Language (English)

Politics & government

Indian Youth and Electoral Politics studies the significant relationship between Indian youth and electoral politics in the country. The book answers many pertinent questions: Does a young candidate matter to the young voters? Do youth vote more enthusiastically if there are young candidates contesting elections? Contrary to popular notions, there is an increased interest in electoral politics amongst the Indian youth. But when it comes to voting, there is a lower participation.

The book looks at the level of awareness of the youth about political issues and analyzes youth interest and participation in electoral politics. It also points out that a large percentage of Indian youth would be willing to take up politics as their career choice. However there are differences in level of youth interest and electoral participation along gender, locality, and various such social variables.