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Electoral Participation

Richard Topf

in Citizens and the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294733
eISBN:
9780191599699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294735.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examines trends in electoral turnout across Western Europe during the post‐war period. It first tests the hypothesis that a strengthening of individualist values is taking place at the expense of ... More


Defining and Measuring the Trajectory of Democratization

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This is the first of four chapters that discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the research on democratization in southern Africa that is described in the book. It qualitatively and ... More


Spain: Building a Parties State in a New Democracy

Ian Holliday

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Spain has made a number of experiments with democracy, but only since the mid‐1970s has this been successful. At that time, strenuous efforts were made to ensure that political parties would come ... More


Intermediation Through Secondary Associations: The Organizational Context of Electoral Behaviour

Paolo Bellucci, Marco Maraffi, and Paolo Segatti

in Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199202836
eISBN:
9780191695452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202836.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the associational context of political participation. It discusses the extent to which non-political voluntary associations serve as channels through which the citizens are ... More


Conclusion

Robert D. Putnam

in Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195150896
eISBN:
9780199834938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150899.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins with a synthesis on the papers presented in this volume. It highlights commonalities between countries and the differences in theoretical perspectives. It then discusses trends in ... More


Quotas and Political Participation

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 examines changes in political participation among voters, focusing on a key indicator in the study of democracies: electoral turnout. Data on state election outcomes between 1974 and 2007 ... More


Democratic Structures and Democratic Participation: The Limits of Consensualism Theory

Steven Weldon and Russell Dalton

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter asks whether consensual political institutions produce a more active citizenry. Replicating earlier research, the chapter finds consensualism is positively related to electoral turnout. ... More


In the Line of Duty: The Moral Basis of Turnout in the 2011 Irish Election

André Blais, Carol Galais, and Theresa Reidy

in A Conservative Revolution?: Electoral Change in Twenty-First Century Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198744030
eISBN:
9780191804021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744030.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Among all the explanations offered for the act of voting, an attitude stands out for its predictive power on turnout: the belief that voting is a moral obligation or a civic duty. How strong or weak ... More


The Challenge of Social Corrosion: National Identity, Social Divisions, and Disengagement with Lindsay Richards

Anthony F. Heath, Elisabeth Garratt, Ridhi Kashyap, Yaojun Li, and Lindsay Richards

in Social Progress in Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Has increasing inequality and ethnic diversity served to corrode social cohesion in Britain? The evidence discussed in this chapter suggests that in many respects, such as levels of national pride, ... More


Indicators of Party Change

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig

in From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?: Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198808008
eISBN:
9780191845796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808008.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The chapter examines nine of the chosen twelve indicators of party change. This group of nine contains widely used indicators and some that have been proposed and examined only by a few scholars. All ... More


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