Reinventing Political Activism
By (author) Pippa Norris
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Democratic Phoenix by Pippa Norris
Book DescriptionConventional wisdom suggests that citizens in many countries have become disengaged from the traditional channels of political participation. Commentators highlight warning signs including sagging electoral turnout, rising anti-party sentiment, and the decay of civic organizations. But are these concerns justified? This book, first published in 2002, compares systematic evidence for electoral turnout, party membership, and civic activism in countries around the world and suggests good reasons to question assumptions of decline. Not only is the obituary for older forms of political activism premature, but new forms of civic engagement may have emerged in modern societies to supplement traditional modes. The process of societal modernization and rising levels of human capital are primarily responsible, although participation is also explained by the structure of the state, the role of agencies, and social inequalities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521010535
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pippa Norris
Checkbook Elections?, Hardback (June 2016)
"The Electoral Integrity Project: why elections fail and what we can do about it."
Why Elections Fail, Paperback (July 2015)
This volume compares international and institutional accounts as alternative perspectives to explain why elections fail to meet international standards.
Why Electoral Integrity Matters, Hardback (June 2014)» View all books by Pippa Norris
This book is the first in a planned trilogy by Pippa Norris on challenges of electoral integrity.
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