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Gerardo Berthin

Youth Political Participation in Local Governments: Initial Evidence from Latin America


The study of youth political participation in local governments is scarce in
Latin America. Young people’s political participation remains most
commonly interpreted as a form of extended consultation, as “having a
say” in policy issues and areas of service provision that are directed
towards them. Local governance in Latin America is slowly emerging as
a potential new space to promote youth participation. This article analyses
the practices and experiences of youth political participation in four

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