“Political Indifference” or “Political Concealment”?
——the Analysis of Youth Political Participation in Internet Context
“Political Indifference” or “Political Concealment”? ——the Analysis of Youth Political Participation in Internet Context
Friday, 20 July 2018: 15:30
Location: 718B (MTCC SOUTH BUILDING)Oral Presentation
In the 2016 US presidential election, Trump was elected president and raised an argument and analysis about youth participation in political behavior. Those youth groups who promoted Trump's election victory were labeled with Political Apathy for a long time before the election. But it turned out to be the case that these "silent majority" become key groups that determined the situation. Based on the analysis of political participation and policital apathy through the traditional concept, this paper puts forward that the embeddedness of political participation should be taken into account in the Internet context,and political participation should be ragarded as an integration of online and offline behavior. And then it derives the concept of "political concealment" based on the differences between online and offline behaviors, and this conceptual framework is used to analyze the current situation of political participation among Chinese college studendts and youth groups.key words: Political Apathy, youth group, Political Concealment, Political Embeddedness.