Youth Engagement in Politics in Digital Age in Pakistan
Research on political and civic engagement of youth in Pakistan has shown a dismal picture as there has been a apathy among youth towards this aspect of public life. However, since the spread of social media, this has changed as youth who are already engaged online can be motivated for politics and civic activities. Now, all major political parties in Pakistan have a significant social media presence and they use these sites to engage with current members and recruit more.
The current study plans to interview 100 undergraduate students of a university in Islamabad, about their current civic engagement activities through SNS and the potential of SNS for such activities. The study would explore their views on generating social good and political engagement through social media. Findings will be bolstered with data from experts on social media in Pakistan.