Activating the Citizen: Dilemmas of Participation in Europe and Canada
Joan DeBardeleben, Jon Pammett
Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 2009 - Political Science - 288 pages
This volume focuses on the manner in which declining citizen involvement affects two key elements of democratic government, elections and political parties. It examines the reasons underlying citizen withdrawal and explores and assesses innovative approaches on both sides of the Atlantic to try to counter these phenomena.
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An Empirical Overview
Turnout in Electoral Democracies Revisited
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