Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 61-69
Factors That Affect Youth Political Participation in Ethiopia: Its Impacts on the Democratization Process
Getachew Mijana Sabu, Department of Political Science and International Relations, College of Social Science and Humanities, Jigjiga University, Jigjiga, Ethiopia
Received: Jul. 28, 2020;       Accepted: Aug. 12, 2020;       Published: Sep. 3, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.jpsir.20200303.13      View  71      Downloads  71
Abstract
In the 21st century, young people have become increasingly more organized, more engaged, and more influential in the political process. However, they are not meaning fully taking part in a formal political system which is vital to shape and transform Ethiopian democracy for a better life of a citizen. This study investigates factors that affect youth political participation in Ethiopia, focusing on its impacts on the democratization process. The comparative analysis research design and Qualitative research approach are employed to review different research papers and documents. The research analysis reveals that, lack of political knowledge and adequate education, youth political interest and apathy, economy, socio-centrism attitude and family’s pressure, fear, partisan attachment and the incumbent government performances, age and the existing institutional structures of Democracy are the major factors affecting the youth’s political participation in Ethiopia.
Keywords
Youth, Political Participation, Democratization, Impact, Ethiopia
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Getachew Mijana Sabu, Factors That Affect Youth Political Participation in Ethiopia: Its Impacts on the Democratization Process, Journal of Political Science and International Relations. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2020, pp. 61-69. doi: 10.11648/j.jpsir.20200303.13
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