Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Young People’s Human Rights and the Politics of Voting Age

Authors: Grover, Sonja C.

  • Treats the youth vote as an affirmative participation right guaranteed in the ICRC
  • Analyses political incentives underlying the legislative bar to the youth vote
  • Assesses the implications the global movement for the youth vote for democratic institutions
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Young People’s Human Rights and The Politics of Voting Age is the first book to address in-depth the topic of voting age eligibility as a universal fundamental human rights issue rather than an internal, discretionary State policy matter. International perspectives on the issue of voting age eligibility are examined as are the legal, historical, philosophical and sociological dimensions of the legislated age-based bar to the vote. The book examines examples of movements for the youth vote at 16. Also addressed is the failure of high profile human rights organizations and institutions to endorse the vote at age 16 and the implications for democratic values of the denial of the youth vote in most Western and non-Western States. The book would be extremely valuable for instructional purposes as one of the primary texts in undergraduate or graduate courses on children’s human rights, political psychology, sociology, political science, sociology of law and as a supplementary text for courses on human rights or constitutional law. It would be of great interest also to members of the general public concerned with children and youth human rights issues.

About the authors

Sonja C. Grover, Ph.D., is a Professor with Lakehead University. She has authored over 80 refereed articles and has focused on the topic of human rights/children’s rights publishing in leading international human rights and law journals. She has contributed two book chapters for a 2007 edited volume on children's rights in Canada and presented papers at various international conferences on the topic of human rights and vulnerable groups including at UNESCO. Dr. Grover is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Human Rights. She is also the single author of several books in the human rights field including: Children's Human Rights: Challenging Global Barriers to the Child Liberation Movement (Sandstone Academic Press, 2007); The Child’s Right to Legal Standing (Lexis Nexis, 2008), Prosecuting International Crimes and Human Rights Abuses Committed Against Children: Leading International Court Cases (Springer, 2010) and The European Court of Human Rights as a Pathway to Impunity for International Crimes (Springer, 2010).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Alternative Philosophical Perspectives on the Origin and Nature of Human Rights

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 3-17

  • Examples of Contextual Factors in the Youth Struggle for the Vote

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 21-25

  • The Human Rights Imperative and Minimum Voting Age

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 29-69

  • Austria and the Vote at 16

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 73-77

  • The U.K. Example of Resistance to the Vote at 16: The U.K. Electoral Commission and Select U.K. Social Scientists

    Grover, Sonja C.

    Pages 81-96

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3371-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young People’s Human Rights and the Politics of Voting Age
Authors
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8963-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8963-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8962-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3371-8
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 270
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