Date 2012-11-02
Time 12:30 - 14:00
Tel 29488944
Venue Room B3-P-03, HKIEd


The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) is presenting to you the CGC Postgraduate Student Seminar Series on Explaining Youth Political Party Activism: A Brief Review of the Literature by Mr. NG Hoi Yu, Victor, on 2nd November 2012 (Friday)12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Room B3-P-03, HKIEd.

In Hong Kong and even many established democracies, few young people are willing to join and become active in political parties. So how do young people become active members in a political party? What drives them to do so? At present, scholars mainly rely on three theoretical approaches to address this question, namely the contextual approach, the political socialization approach, and the incentives system approach. This presentation will first examine the strengths and limitations of each of these approaches. It will then discuss with examples the usefulness of the “processual approach” and the life history method for understanding youth party activism.

NG Hoi Yu is a doctoral candidate at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Before starting his doctoral study he was a research assistant at the HKIEd working on research projects related to citizenship education in Hong Kong and China. His main research interests are political participation, political socialization, youth civic engagement, Hong Kong political development, and citizenship education.     

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