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Is there a crisis of political participation?

Curtice, John and Seyd, Ben (2003) Is there a crisis of political participation? In: Park, Alison and Curtice, John and Thomson, Katarina and Jarvis, Lindsey and Bromley, Catherine, eds. British Social Attitudes, The 20th Report: Continuity and Change over Two Decade. British Social Attitudes Survey Series . Sage Publications, London, UK, pp. 93-107. ISBN 0-7619-4277-7. (KAR id:958)


The value of this article is in analysing primary data to show that, while rising education levels do not spur differential rates of electoral participation, they do trigger differential rates of non-electoral participation. Since non-electoral participation is increasingly a tool for citizens to register their demands, the identified ‘participation gap’ is a significant social phenomenon. While the finding is not new, the chapter was its most significant recent statement, and as such has been drawn on by a variety of policy makers (eg. recent POWER report on democracy in Britain).

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Ben Seyd
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:38 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:39 UTC
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