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Interest, Knowledge, and Participation

Jean Blondel, Richard Sinnott and Palle Svensson

in People and Parliament in the European Union

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198293088
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598814 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293089.003.0004
 Interest, Knowledge, and Participation

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Deals with the cognitive dimension of orientations to European integration and the European institutions, focusing on awareness, interest, and knowledge. It concludes by examining the bivariate relationships between these variables and the types of electoral participation/abstention.

Keywords: abstention; awareness; cognitive dimension; elections; European Parliament; European Union; interest; knowledge; participation; turnout

Chapter.  7264 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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