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The politics of lowering the voting age in Australia: Evaluating the evidence

McAllister, Ian


There is a vigorous international debate about lowering the voting age to 16, with some jurisdictions already moving in this direction. The issue of the voting age also intersects with broader normative and empirical approaches to youth political engagement. Using evidence from Australia, this article evaluates empirically the arguments put forward for lowering the voting age. The findings suggest only partial support for lowering the voting age to bring it into line with other...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2013.868402


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