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Democratic phoenix : reinventing political activism

Author: Pippa Norris
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book compares systematic evidence for electoral turnout, party membership, and civic activism in countries around the world and suggests good reasons to question assumptions of decline. Not only is the obituary for older forms of political activism premature, but new forms of civic engagement may have emerged in modern societies to supplement traditional modes. Political participation appears to have evolved
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pippa Norris
ISBN: 0521811775 9780521811774 0521010535 9780521010535
OCLC Number: 48943689
Description: xiv, 290 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The decline and fall of political activism? --
Theories of political activism --
Mapping turnout --
Do institutions matter? --
Who votes? --
Mapping party activism --
Who joins? --
Civic society and social capital --
Traditional mobilizing agencies: unions and churches --
New social movements, protest politics and the Internet --
Conclusions: the reinvention of political activism?
Responsibility: Pippa Norris.
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