THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Childrens suffrage: the idea and prospects of implementation

2013. 4, pp. 75-81

Grishin Nikolay V.  - D.Sc. (Political Science), Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,, nvgrishin@mail.ru

Marmilova Yekaterina P.  - Ph.D. (History), Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,, katyamme@mail.ru

In XX century a significant spread has the idea of ??giving voting rights to children. The article analyzes the major projects related to the idea of childrens suffrage. Projects of childrens suffrage, carried out by their parents, are conflictogenic, violate the principle of equal suffrage, could undermine the legitimacy of the election. The positive effects of these projects to the demographic situation is controversial. The main cause of this idea is the factor of inertia of centuries of the spread of the suffrage.

Key words: electoral system,elections,universal suffrage,childrens Suffrage,Demeny Voting principle

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