Chapter

Beyond Electoral Participation

Richard Topf

in Citizens and the State

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294733
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599699 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294735.003.0003

Series: Beliefs in Government

 Beyond Electoral Participation

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Moves beyond the analysis of electoral turnout presented in the preceding chapter to look at wider forms of participation in the democratic process. It offers a general discussion of typologies of political activity and involvement. Taking trends across Western Europe as a whole, it concludes that, whereas electoral turnout has remained remarkably stable, political participation beyond voting has risen dramatically.

Keywords: political activity; political participation; Western Europe

Chapter.  12619 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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