Activating the Citizen: Dilemmas of Participation in Europe and Canada

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Joan DeBardeleben, Jon Pammett
Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 2009 - Political Science - 288 pages
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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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JOAN DEBARDELEBEN is Professor in the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

JON H. PAMMETT is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

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