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An empirical approach to citizen politics

Matt Qvortrup

in The Politics of Participation

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780719076589
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.003.0004
An empirical approach to citizen politics

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This chapter focuses on the central issues concerning citizen politics. Adopting an empirical approach, it presents a typology of different forms of citizen politics, from activities initiated by the people themselves to actions prompted by the elites; similarly, citizen politics can be divided into conservative or progressive effects. Based on this typology, this chapter examines different forms of politics.

Keywords: citizen politics; typology; conservative effects; progressive effects

Chapter.  5968 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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