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Published: 19 October 2017

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198733607

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The Participation Gap

Social Status and Political Inequality

Russell J. Dalton

  • Provides a comprehensive study of political participation across contemporary democracies
  • Focuses on the central theoretical question of who participates and biases in participation and demostrates the growing social inequality in political participation
  • Examines generational patterns of participation with a special focus on Millennials
  • Discusses how democracies can address the rising inequality between the politically rich and politically poor
  • Provides broad international coverage, based on major public opinion surveys in Western Europe, North America, and Asia

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