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See detailSixties Movements, Educational Expansion and Cognitive Mobilisation: Postmaterialist Values and Unconventional Political Participation in West Germany
Hadjar, Andreas UL; Schlapbach, Florian

in Jones, Bryn; O'Donnell, Mike (Eds.) 60s Radicalism and Social Movement Activism. Retreat or Resurgence? (2010)

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See detailThe 1968 Movement Revisited – Education and the Distinction in Values, Political Interest and Political Participation in West Germany
Hadjar, Andreas UL; Schlapbach, Florian

in German Politics (2009), 18(2), 180-200

The aim of this paper is to take a look at the 1968 generation in West Germany about 40 years after the 1968 events. Whether there was a 1968 generation in the narrow sense of the word will be explored ... [more ▼]

The aim of this paper is to take a look at the 1968 generation in West Germany about 40 years after the 1968 events. Whether there was a 1968 generation in the narrow sense of the word will be explored. While comparing the 1968 generation with earlier and later cohorts, political interest, political activity and (postmaterialist) values will be analysed. Education will be theorised as a main mechanism that distinguishes the 1968 generation from earlier generations. Quantitative analyses will be performed employing a temporal perspective and including age, period and cohort effects - so that socialisation as well as individual change over the life cycle and macro influences can be taken into account. The results show a strong influence of education on political interest, political activity and postmaterialism. Therefore, what is called the '1968 generation' only applies to the more highly educated people of this generation. [less ▲]

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See detailEducational Expansion and Interest in Politics in temporal and cross-cultural perspective: A comparison of West Germany and Switzerland
Hadjar, Andreas UL; Schlapbach, Florian

in European Sociological Review (2008), 25(3), 271-286

Interest in politics is a prerequisite for political participation and political engagement. The promotion of political engagement and the education of citizens to become politically mature were basic ... [more ▼]

Interest in politics is a prerequisite for political participation and political engagement. The promotion of political engagement and the education of citizens to become politically mature were basic concerns of educational reforms in the 1960s. This article examines whether educational expansion since then has had an impact on citizens’ political interest. The effects of education, age, period, and cohort on political interest are analysed simultaneously. A cross-cultural perspective is included by comparing these effects in Switzerland, a direct democracy that provides its people with extensive opportunities to participate, and West Germany, a representative democracy with less such opportunities. The data base consists of cumulated data sets (ALLBUS, UNIVOX). Results show that there is a robust effect of education: the more educated are more politically interested. The younger generation is not, as is often suggested, more distant from politics. Taking into account their higher educational level, these younger cohorts show the same level of political interest as the older cohorts did at the same age. [less ▲]

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