Participation And Political Equality: A Seven-Nation Comparison

Paperback | August 15, 1987

bySidney Verba

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In this survey of political participation in seven nations—Nigeria, Austria, Japan, India, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, and the United States—the authors examine the relationship between social, economic, and educational factors and political participation.

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In this survey of political participation in seven nations--Nigeria, Austria, Japan, India, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, and the United States--the authors examine the relationship between social, economic, and educational factors and political participation. They define four common types of political participation: campaigning activit...

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In this survey of political participation in seven nations—Nigeria, Austria, Japan, India, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, and the United States—the authors examine the relationship between social, economic, and educational factors and political participation.

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In this survey of political participation in seven nations--Nigeria, Austria, Japan, India, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, and the United States--the authors examine the relationship between social, economic, and educational factors and political participation. They define four common types of political participation: campaigning activit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.93 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:August 15, 1987Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226852989

ISBN - 13:9780226852980

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Comparing participatory systems
3. The modes of democratic participation
4. The puzzle
5. Individual propensities and institutional constraints: a model
6. Parties and organizations
7. Individual and institutional forces: the model applied
8. Some variations on our model: parties of the left and right
9. Social segmentation and political equality: expectations
10. Social segmentation and political equality: application
11. Party and participation in Yugoslavia
12. Men and women: sex-related differences in political activity
13. The community context of participation
14. Stratification and politics: some consequences
Appendixes
A. The modes of participation
B. Construction of scales
C. Sampling design, sample weights, and data base of basic tables
Bibliography
List of publications and reports: Cross-National Program in Participation
Index

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In this survey of political participation in seven nations--Nigeria, Austria, Japan, India, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, and the United States--the authors examine the relationship between social, economic, and educational factors and political participation. They define four common types of political participation: campaigning activity, voting activity, communal activity, and particularized contact.