Gustavo Alvarado Chaves
Ciudadanía, Cultura Política, Deberes, Democracia, Derechos, Instituciones, Juventudes, Participación, Sistema Político,
Costa Rican youth has the duty to strengthen one of the more established democracies in the region, however, his vision of the political system, lack of trust in institutions and apathy to participation present a discouraging picture. The results of the Second National Survey of Youth glimpses perception of youths against democracy and the institutional framework that supports it. Based on this we can identify the problems of the political culture of young people and how this alters democratic institutions. This article pretends to analyze the survey’s results and determine the perception of young men and women about these issues. The necessary construction of a new youth citizenship is evident in this scenario, so the strengthening of education and opportunities for participation is suggested to ensure that young people fulfil with an elementary task: to transform Costa Rica into the country we want.
Citizenship, Democracy, Institutions, Obligations, Participation, Political Culture, Political System, Rights, Youth,