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Globalization and Domestic PoliticsParties, Elections, and Public Opinion$
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Jack Vowles and Georgios Xezonakis

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198757986

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757986.001.0001

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Globalization and Voter Turnout in Times of Crisis

Globalization and Voter Turnout in Times of Crisis

(p.190) 10 Globalization and Voter Turnout in Times of Crisis
Globalization and Domestic Politics

Jeffrey A. Karp

Caitlin Milazzo

Oxford University Press

Previous studies suggest that globalization may depress voter turnout by making citizens feel powerless. During times of economic crisis, the effects of economic integration may be more pronounced. At the same time, anecdotal evidence from the current global financial crisis suggests an alternative perspective on political participation. Popular protest movements, such as Occupy Wall Street in the United States provide evidence that citizens can, in fact, be mobilized by crisis. If so, then adverse economic conditions may motivate rather than discourage citizens to become more involved in the political process. We examine these questions drawing on data collected over a forty‐year period and in public opinion surveys conducted in a number of countries before and after the financial crisis.

Keywords:   political participation, voter turnout, mobilization, economic integration, inequality, globalization

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