YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Online Localities: Implications for Democracy and Education
Cover Page for Online Localities Report
by Ellen Middaugh and Joseph Kahne
January 1, 2009
As people spend more time online and conduct more of their day-to-day business in this manner, scholars have begun to questions what, if any, implication these trends have for participation in local communities and for the functioning of our democracy.