2014, Young people’s political participation in Western Europe: Continuity or Generational Change? Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Are young people today politically 'apathetic'? Or are they democratically 'mature' citizens? This book examines several types of involvement to reveal changes in young people's political participation in Europe in recent decades. It uses various concepts of 'age' to compare participation across countries and over time.
Gema García-Albacete explores why being young, or having been socialized at the beginning of the 21st century, may affect political participation. She also develops the conceptual and empirical tools that let us compare political participation and the life stage of youth in an equivalent way across countries and over time. The study finds that political participation has not experienced a radical generational change, and that young people's life stage – and the timing and circumstances of their transition to adulthood – influences how they relate to the political world.
Available on May 14, 2014. More information here: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=681237
Forthcoming, Is it simply gender? Content, format and time in political knowledge measures. Politics & Gender (with Mónica Ferrín and Marta Fraile)
2017, The gender gap in political knowledge: Is it all about guessing? An experimental approach. International Journal of Public Opinion Research 29(1) (with Mónica Ferrín and Marta Fraile)
2014, Using Twitter to mobilize protest action: Online mobilization patterns and action repertoires in the Occupy Wall Street, Indignados and Aganaktismenoi movements. Information, Communication & Society 18(2), 202-220 (With Yannis Theocharis, Will Lowe and Jan W. van Deth)
2013, Protest Activity, Social Incentives and Rejection Sensitivity: Results from a Survey Experiment about Tuition Fees. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest’, 1, 1-15 (with Enma Bäck and Hanna Bäck)
2004, The Meaning and Importance of European Identity and its Relationship to Regional and National Identities in Spain Sociologica, Slovak Sociological Review, 36(3) 219-236 (with Héctor Grad, María Ros, and Myriam Rodríguez)
2016, How does the Spanish crisis generation relates to politics? In Thijssen, P., Siongers, J., Van Laer, J. H. and Mels, S.(Eds.) Political Engagement of the Young in Europe, Youth in the Crucible. London: Routledge (with Javier Lorente and Irene Martín)
2016, Evaluación ciudadana de las políticas autonómicas de bienestar: educación y sanidad, 1998-2010. In Gallego, R. (Ed.) Descentralización y desigualdad en el estado autonómico. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch (with Fabiola Mota)
2013, Promoting political interest in school: The role of civic education. In Abenschön, S. (Ed.) Growing into Politics: Contexts and Timing of Political Socialisation. Oxon: ECPR Press
2010, La participación política de los jóvenes españoles en perspectiva comparada. In Torcal, M. (Ed.) La ciudadanía europea en el siglo XXI. Estudio comparado de sus actitudes, opinión pública y comportamiento políticos. Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (with Irene Martín)