London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

A Comparative Evaluation of German, Italian and Turkish University Students’ Perceptions on Democracy

Author(s) Kıncal, R. Y., Şahin, C. & Kartal, O. Y.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2010  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship  
Age group -  
The aim of this study is to compare university students’ perceptions of democracy. This study is a descriptive study and survey model has been used. In this framework, a comparative evaluation of the German, Italian and Turkish university students’ perceptions on democracy has been conducted. Total 3141 students’ views, being 2330 Turkish students from 9 Turkish universities, 529 German students from 2 German universities and 282 Italian students from 2 Italian universities, have been evaluated. According to findings it can be said that the university students from three countries have similar expectations-understanding on democracy. Key words: Democracy, democratic life, democracy education, university student.

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