Democracy and Disenfranchisement, Volume 64

Democracy and Disenfranchisement, Volume 64

Editor(s): Kevin Lanning

Published Online: 21 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405191265

Online ISBN: 9781444307337

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307337

About this Book

Psychologists, political scientists, and experts in election law present a multidisciplinary perspective on voting.

  • Personality characteristics such as motivation, values, and efficacy are considered, as are demographic variables such as education, age, and social class
  • Examines the reciprocal relationship that exists in the functions of voting for individual and society: the interplay between persons and institutions gives rise to the perception that a government is or is not legitimate, and to the sense that an individual does, or does not, belong

Table of contents

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  1. Introduction

  2. Normative Perspectives: The Functions of Political Participation

  3. Differential Perspectives: Characteristics of the Voter

  4. Dynamic Perspectives: The Roots of Political Participation

  5. Commentary

  6. Introduction to Irene Hanson Frieze's SPSSI Presidential Address

  7. Social Policy, Feminism, and Research on Violence in Close Relationships

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