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Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Dieter Fuchs

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294733

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198294735.001.0001

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Beyond Electoral Participation

Beyond Electoral Participation

(p.52) 3 Beyond Electoral Participation
Citizens and the State

Richard Topf

Oxford University Press

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

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