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Engaging the electorate : initiatives to promote voter turnout from around the world : including voter turnout data from national elections worldwide, 1945-2006

Author: Andrew Ellis
Publisher: Stockholm : International IDEA, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Concern about declining participation in elections has been growing worldwide for well over ten years, even leading some people to question the health of democracy ... This book seeks to inspire those who believe that strong participation in elections and referendums helps to build confidence in democratic institutions to engage in networking and information sharing. It surveys initiatives and campaigns from round  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ellis
ISBN: 9185391913 9789185391912
OCLC Number: 145428975
Description: 139 pages ; 30 cm
Contents: The Structure of the Book; Theories of Democracy; Why Voter Turnout Varies; The Issue of Young Voters; Practical Concerns for Government; Information Campaigns (how); Advertising Campaigns (why); Grass-roots Movements; School/Mock Elections and Other Special-purpose Educational Programmes; Entertainment; Inducements; Information Campaigns; Advertising Campaigns; Grass-roots Movements; School/Mock Elections and Other Special-purpose Educational Programmes; Entertainment; Inducements.
Responsibility: Andrew Ellis [and others] ; with Ivo Balinov [and others].
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Examines some of the efforts made throughout the world to stem and/or reverse the decline in voter turnout. This work presents a selection of ideas used throughout the world that may work to  Read more...

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