My research focuses on the geographies of youth citizenship and national identity in relation to two nationally significant events in Scotland during the year 2014; the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Scottish Independence Referendum. The study centres on the experiences of Scottish youth, aged 16 and 17 years old, who were afforded the right to vote for the first time in the referendum. The research considers the extent to which national representations at the Games resonated with young people. And explores their political hopes and fears for Scotland’s future through the referendum. This was captured through fieldwork undertaken while these young people participated in and later reflected upon their involvement as citizens able to vote in the democratic process.
Mills, S. and Duckett, J. (2015) ‘Representing , reproducing and re-configuring the nation: geographies of youth citizenship and devolution’ in Kallio, K. P and Mills, S. (eds) Politics, Citizenship and Rights, Vol. 7 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People Singapore: Springer
Duckett, J. (2015) ‘Citizenship’ by Richard Yarwood, Children’s Geographies, 13(4), 496-497.