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Acta Politica Estica
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ISSN (Print) 1736-2229 - ISSN (Online) 2228-4133
Published by Tallinn University Homepage  [5 journals]
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      PubDate: 2023-04-18
  • Kaasamisest säutsumiseni: noorte osaluse erinevad tahud

    • Authors: Airi-Alina Allaste
      Pages: 1 - 17
      Abstract: From engagement to tweeting: Different facets of youth participationAbstractNumerous recent studies refer to the fact that the understanding of youth political participation is changing. The concept itself is more diversified than in the past - in addition to participating in top-down organised activities such as occasional participation in demonstrations, influencing social issues in fan clubs, expressing opinions on social media and general consumer behaviour are considered participation amongst other things. However, a decrease in conventional political engagement among young people is a general trend and in post-socialist countries, youths are even less likely to participate in conventional ways compared to peers in mature democracies. Democratization in Estonia fell to a period when the influence of parties and mainstream media began to decline throughout Europe. It is said that there has been a transition from dutiful citizenship to so-called actualizing citizenship. If a dutiful citizen preferred government-centred activities and expressed interests through parties and other organisations, an actualizing citizen favours a loose network of community action and mistrusts both the mainstream media and politicians. Presumably, dutiful citizenship has never been a prevailing trend in Estonia due to the socio-political context. Therefore, we cannot talk about its replacement, but rather about the formation of ways of being a citizen. The introductory article opens up the participation of young people in Estonia who stay away from party politics and explains a little about the context of the articles in the special issue: political participation in social media; the participation of different young people and supporting the participation of young people.
      PubDate: 2023-04-18
  • Noorte poliitiline osalus Twitteris: kuidas noored ennast säutsudes

    • Authors: Paula Joanna Sillat
      Pages: 19 - 31
      Abstract: Youth political participation on Twitter: how youth express themselves in tweets'AbstractSocial media allows young people to engage in new, alternative ways that differ from traditional political participation. Social media is considered to be one of the main means of self-expression for young people, which includes political self-expression. Young people prefer more personal ways of political participation compared to traditional participation, such as voting in elections or joining a political party. To increase youth political participation, it is important to understand how young people participate on different social media platforms. In addition, it is essential to find methods to include those who have not yet been involved by previous methods of involvement. This study focused on Twitter, intending to find out what supports and hinders participation on Twitter, what forms of participation young people use, what meaning participation on Twitter has for young people, what motivates them to participate, and what are the effects of participation on Twitter on other forms of participation in the opinion of young people. The author used ethnographic observation on the social media platform Twitter and semi-structured interviews with young Estonian Twitter users as data collection methods and thematic content analysis to analyze the collected data. Results revealed that although young people are interested in political and social issues, with interest primarily expressed through keeping themselves informed, they consider their own activity insufficient. According to young people, active political participation in social media manifests primarily in initiating discussions through original posts. Anonymity and positive feedback from other users were cited as factors supporting participation. Young people prefer social media to get news and see Twitter as a reliable source of information, but they emphasized the criticality of sources and the importance of fact-checking content posted on social media. They considered Twitter an important social media platform that supports participation through sharing information, raising awareness of current issues and participating in discussions through which changes in society can take place.
      PubDate: 2023-04-18
  • Mis toetab ja takistab noorte uussisserändajate poliitilist

    • Authors: Airi-Alina Allaste, Raili Nugin
      Pages: 33 - 55
      Abstract: What supports and hinders the political participation of young new immigrants'AbstractThe article focuses on young new migrants’ - both secondary school and university students - political participation. The paper analyses the meanings informants give to their experiences with integrating and participating in Estonian society, focussing on digital opportunities using evidence from the qualitative interviews . Estonia is a country that has been described as the ‘first digital nation’ with extensive and easy access to e-services but also characterized by limited levels of civic engagement, with discrepancies in participation rates between different groups.New migrants are a rapidly growing group in Estonia. The informants originated or lived during childhood in Europe, the Middle East, North America or Asia. They had been in Estonia for one to five years and had open plans. The article analyzes the formation of attitudes towards the Estonian state and society as well as everyday forms of participation, such as conversations on political topics, digital participation and participation in demonstrations. The access to various e-services and transparency of the state increase trust and encourage participation, on the other hand, state regulations or hostile attitudes towards immigrants create uncertainty and mistrust. The conditions for participating are highly dependent on cultural integration into the host society and social networks in Estonia, which could be better enhanced in digital environments.
      PubDate: 2023-04-18
  • Noorsootöötajate vaatepunkt: kuidas toetada noorte osalust'

    • Authors: Tanja Dibou, Ilona-Evelyn Rannala
      Pages: 57 - 76
      Abstract: Youth workers' views: how to support youth participation'AbstractThe article aims to understand how and why youth workers act as supporters of youth participation. The article is based on the analysis of focus group interviews with 15 Estonian experts in the youth field. Numerous previous studies have emphasized the multifaceted construction of participation and the possibility of coexistence of traditional and new forms of participation - and the values and challenges of youth work in supporting and making sense of youth participation. This study shows how Estonian youth workers understand youth participation and their role to support participation, and what challenges youth workers see in the process of youth participation. Youth workers consider the support of the participation of young people as an important part of their work. They see themselves as encouragers, motivators, information givers and awareness raisers, mentors, and allies in making the voice of young people heard more clearly in society. Youth participation is primarily seen as the right and opportunity in shaping and influencing decisions that concern young people´s lives. Supporting youth participation is perceived as a long-term process that should be based on the needs and interests of young people. As an obstacle, the informants pointed out that the social readiness or agreement to listen young people, understand and consider the opinion of young people is insufficient and ‘fake engagement’ reduces the enthusiasm of young people.
      PubDate: 2023-04-18
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