Democracy Sausage: the world of the pre-citizen

Young people protesting climate change
Young people protesting climate change

Legal and youth justice expert Faith Gordon is joining us on the podcast to discuss young people, social media and democracy.

What should the age of criminal responsibility be?

With younger generations becoming more politically engaged, should the voting age be lowered?

And how can we make social media safe for young people, without causing civic disengagement? 

On this episode of Democracy Sausage Associate Professor Faith Gordon joins Professor Mark Kenny to talk about youth engagement, social media and democracy. 

Faith Gordon  is an Associate Professor and Deputy Associate Dean of Research at the ANU College of Law. She is the Director of the Interdisciplinary International Youth Justice Network, and a co-founder and co-moderator of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology’s Thematic Group on children, young people and the criminal justice system. 

Mark Kenny is the Director of the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the University after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times

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