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CRESJ Seminar Series: Democratic Devolution: Youth Citizenship in the Wake of Brexit

Posted on 25 March 2018

Dr Andrew Mycock, Reader in Politics at Huddersfield University will present his research on youth citizenship in the wake of Brexit

Brexit has left many young people who were not able to vote in the EU referendum feeling democratically isolated, excluded, and powerless to have their voices heard and influence political debate. Devolution within England offers young people new opportunities to learn about, engage with, and participate in existing and new local and regional polities. Drawing on work with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Liverpool City Region, and Kirklees Council, Dr Andrew Mycock will discuss current research which explores the extent to which devolution can enhance youth citizenship in the wake of Brexit.

Dr. Andrew Mycock is a Reader in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. He is a policy-orientated academic with a wide-range of experience working with governmental and non-governmental organisations across the UK and elsewhere. Academic research has explored areas such as youth democratic engagement and participation, citizenship education across the UK, voting age reform, youth-focused political party membership, National Citizen Service, history education, youth war commemoration, and youth citizenship policy-making. Dr Mycock was appointed to serve on the UK Government’s Youth Citizenship Commission between 2008-9 and led the follow-up project entitled Beyond the Youth Citizenship Commission in 2014.

The seminar will take place on Monday 30th April, 4-5pm, SLB/001 - All are welcome.