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

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 eligibi...

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Main Author: Grover, Sonja C.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : 2011.
Series: Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice ; 6
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Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8963-2
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I Alternative Philosophical Perspectives on the Origin and Nature of Human Rights
  • Part II Examples of Contextual Factors in the Youth Struggle for the Vote
  • Part III The Human Rights Imperative and Minimum Voting Age
  • Part IV: Austria and the Vote at 16
  • Part V The U.K. Example of Resistance to the Vote at 16: The U.K. Electoral Commissions and Social Scientists
  • Part VI: The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Does it Really Make Age Discrimination in the Vote Against Under 18s Constitutional? The Broader Lessons
  • Part VII The Youth Vote as a Human Right and Resistance from High Profile International and National Human Rights Gatekeepers
  • Part VIII Unconstitutional Age-Based Discrimination in the Vote Applied on Account of Young Age
  • Part IX Minors’ Perspectives on Their Citizenship Status
  • Part X Two Different Standards for Enfranchisement: A ‘Rights Standard’ for Adults and a Supposed ‘Competency Qualification Standard’ for Minors
  • Part XI: Conclusion
  • Reference.