Yes or No? Older people, politics and the Scottish Referendum in 2014

Jim Crowther, Ellen Boeren, Alan Mackie

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    Abstract

    Scottish citizens actively participated in the political issues raised by the 2014 referendum on independence from the UK. Citizens' attitudes were characterized by a curiosity and willingness to learn and act for themselves, thus generating the self-education of hundreds of thousands of Scottish people (Hassan, 2014). This rich educative practice generated a genuine dialogue about what kind of place Scotland should seek to become (Mitchell, 2014). In this article we report on the issues, experiences and patterns of response to the independence referendum, with specific
    reference to the role of older voters (61+ age group) in this process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-25
    Number of pages25
    JournalResearch on Ageing and Social Policy
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2018

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