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The Political Participation of Africa's Youth: Turnout, Partisanship, and Protest


  • Danielle Resnick
  • Daniela Casale


The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilization in Africa. Today, as the region faces a growing 'youth bulge' that is disproportionately burdened by un- and underemployment, capturing the votes of this demographic is becoming more important than ever before. Yet, despite their numerical importance and the historical relevance of generational identities within the region, very little is really known about the political participation of Africa's youth.

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  • Danielle Resnick & Daniela Casale, 2011. "The Political Participation of Africa's Youth: Turnout, Partisanship, and Protest," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2011-056, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp-2011-056

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