A Crisis of Participation

Sadiya AKRAM, David MARSH, Brendan McCAFFRIE

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Concerns over declining levels of political participation in the UK, particularly in traditional activities such as voting and political party membership, have led many to argue that political apathy is increasing and that democracy is at risk (Putnam 2000, Macedo et al. 2005). Reading this literature one could assert that there is a general crisis of political participation. This chapter questions this interpretation and argues that the mainstream participation literature only provides a partial account of trends in political participation...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitutional Crisis in 21st Century Britain
EditorsDavid Richards, Martin Smith, Colin Hay
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781137334398
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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NameInstitutional Crisis in 21st-Century Britain


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