Political Participation in a Changing World

Political Participation in a Changing World

Author: Yannis Theocharis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351394628

Category: Political Science

Page: 130

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In the last decades, political participation expanded continuously. This expansion includes activities as diverse as voting, tweeting, signing petitions, changing your social media profile, demonstrating, boycotting products, joining flash mobs, attending meetings, throwing seedbombs, and donating money. But if political participation is so diverse, how do we recognize participation when we see it? Despite the growing interest in new forms of citizen engagement in politics, there is virtually no systematic research investigating what these new and emerging forms of engagement look like, how prevalent they are in various societies, and how they fit within the broader structure of well-known participatory acts conceptually and empirically. The rapid spread of internet-based activities especially underlines the urgency to deal with such challenges. In this book, Yannis Theocharis and Jan W. van Deth put forward a systematic and unified approach to explore political participation and offer new conceptual and empirical tools with which to study it. Political Participation in a Changing World will assist both scholars and students of political behaviour to systematically study new forms of political participation without losing track of more conventional political activities.

Political Participation in a Changing World

Political Participation in a Changing World

Author: Yannis Theocharis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138305987

Category: Political participation

Page: 129

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface -- 1 Would You Recognize a Form of Political Participation if You Saw One? -- 1.1 The Many Faces of Participation -- 1.2 The Argument of the Book -- 1.2.1 Political Participation Expanded: Theoretical Issues -- 1.2.2 Political Participation Expanded: Conceptual Issues -- 1.2.3 Political Participation Expanded: Methodological and Empirical Issues -- 1.3 Plan of the Book -- 2 The Continuous Expansions of Political Participation -- 2.1 Endless Renewals and Expansions -- 2.2 Empirical Evidence From Major Surveys -- 2.3 Empirical Evidence From Specific Studies -- 2.4 The Need for Empirical Improvements -- 3 The Continuous Expansions of Concepts and Definitions of Political Participation -- 3.1 Endless Renewals and Expansions -- 3.2 Available Concepts and Definitions -- 3.3 How to Avoid a "Concept of Everything"? -- 3.3.1 Inductive Approaches -- 3.3.2 Modifying Nominal Definitions -- 3.3.3 Limiting Scope and Sphere -- 3.4 The Need for Conceptual Improvements -- 4 Conceptualizing Political Participation -- 4.1 The Need for a Systematic Approach -- 4.2 The Conceptual Map of Political Participation -- 4.3 Applying the Map to Conceptualize Participation -- 4.4 Preventing an Endless Conceptual Expansion -- 5 Measuring Old and New Forms of Political Participation -- 5.1 A Fresh Look at Political Participation -- 5.2 Integrating Citizens' Input Into the Study of Participation -- 5.2.1 Using the Conceptual Map for a New Measurement Approach -- 5.2.2 Measuring New Forms of Participation -- 5.3 A New Taxonomy of Political Participation -- 5.3.1 Results of the Open Question, Identification of Participatory Acts, and Coding Procedure -- 5.3.2 The Variety of Participation -- 5.3.3 The Structure of Old and New Forms of Participation

The Oxford Handbook of Political Participation

The Oxford Handbook of Political Participation

Author: Marco Giugni

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192605344

Category: Political Science

Page: 856

View: 492

The Oxford Handbook of Political Participation provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of political participation in all its varied forms, investigates a wide range of topics in the field from both a theoretical and methodological perspective, and covers the most recent developments in the area. It brings together research traditions from political science and sociology, bridging the gap in particular between political sociology and social movement studies; contributions also draw on crucial work in psychology, economics, anthropology, and geography. Following a detailed introduction from the editors, the volume is divided into nine parts that explore political participation across disciplines; core theoretical perspectives; methodological approaches; modes of participation; contexts; determinants; processes; outcomes; and current trends and future directions. The book will be a valuable reference work for anyone interested in understanding political participation and related themes.

Politics, Protest and Young People

Politics, Protest and Young People

Author: Sarah Pickard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137577887

Category: Social Science

Page: 501

View: 218

Sarah Pickard offers a detailed and wide-ranging assessment of electoral and non-electoral political participation of young people in contemporary Britain, drawing on perspectives and insights from youth studies, political science and political sociology. This comprehensive book enquires into the approaches used by the social sciences to understand young people’s politics and documents youth-led evolutions in political behaviour. After unpicking key concepts including ‘political participation,’ ‘generations,’ the ‘political life-cycle,’ and the ‘youth vote,’ Pickard draws on a combination of quantitative and qualitative research to trace the dynamics operating in electoral political participation since the 1960s. This includes the relationship between political parties, politicians and young people, youth and student wings of political parties, electoral behaviour and the lowering of the voting age to 16. Pickard goes on to discuss personalised engagement through what she calls young people’s (DIO) Do-It-Ourselves political participation in online and offline connected collectives. The book then explores young people’s political dissent as part of a global youth-led wave of protest. This holistic book will appeal to anyone with an interest in young people, politics, protest and political change.

Comparative Government and Politics

Comparative Government and Politics

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781352005097

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

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This revised and updated edition of a core textbook – one of the most well-established texts in the field of comparative politics – offers a comprehensive introduction to the comparison of governments and political systems, helping students to understand not just the institutions and political cultures of their own countries but also those of a wide range of democracies and authoritarian regimes from around the world. The book opens with an overview of key theories and methods for studying comparative politics and moves on to a study of major institutions and themes, such as the state, constitutions and courts, elections, voters, interest groups and political economy. In addition, two common threads run throughout the chapters in this edition – the reversal of democracy and declining trust in government – ensuring that the book fully accounts for the rapid developments in politics that have taken place across the world in recent times. Written by a team of experienced textbook authors and featuring a range of engaging learning features, this book is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on comparative politics, comparative government, introduction to politics and introduction to political science. New to this Edition: - New and extended coverage of important topics such as authoritarian states, identities, ethnicity and political violence - A brand new chapter on political economy - An engaging new page design, in full colour for the first time - An enhanced companion website, now providing an extensive testbank of questions for lecturers - Publishing alongside John McCormick's new book on Cases in Comparative Government and Politics (October 2019), which offers more detailed coverage of the cases covered in this text.

Politics in a Changing World

Politics in a Changing World

Author: Marcus E. Ethridge

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305161801

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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From coverage of the United States 2012 presidential election to the upheaval in the Arab world, POLITICS IN A CHANGING WORLD offers up-to-date information and in-depth coverage of the key topics of political science: legislative, executive, judicial, and bureaucratic institutions; political parties; voting; interest groups; political culture and ideology. Illustrated by a series of brief country studies, the Seventh Edition will help you gain a comparative understanding of the actors and institutions that play a part in diverse political systems, the political choices people make, the causes and consequences of war, and the stakes of politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Becoming Citizens in a Changing World

Becoming Citizens in a Changing World

Author: Wolfram Schulz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319739632

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 190

This open access book presents the results from the second cycle of the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2016). Using data from 24 countries in Asia, Europe and Latin America, the study investigates the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries in the second decade of the 21st century. It also responds to the enduring and emerging challenges of educating young people in a world where contexts of democracy and civic participation continue to change. New developments of this kind include the increase in the use of social media by young people as a tool for civic engagement, growing concerns about global threats and sustainable development, as well as the role of schools in fostering peaceful ways of interaction between young people. Besides enabling the evaluation of a wide range of aspects of civic and citizenship education, including those related to recent developments in a number of countries, the inclusion of test and questionnaire material from the first cycle of the study in 2009 allows the results from ICCS 2016 to be used to examine changes in civic knowledge, attitudes and engagement over seven years.

Youth Policy in a Changing World

Youth Policy in a Changing World

Author: Marina Hahn-Bleibtreu

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783866495081

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

View: 946

Why do we need evidence based youth policies? International in scope, this book presents a systematic and interdisciplinary reflection on what has been termed the “magic triangle”, i.e., the relationship between youth policies, youth research and practical youth work, based on the necessity of organising knowledge exchange between different actors in the youth field. On this basis, researchers from across the globe analyse and discuss youth policy development, the theories that underlie youth policy, as well as the models and impact of youth policy in different societies. They respond by: - Analysing the impact of economic, social and cultural change on young people in different world regions, locations and social contexts; - Presenting and explaining theories of youth; - Discussing strategies for the development and implementation of youth policies in different world regions; - Evaluating the impact of current youth policies at regional, national and international levels; - Analysing and discussing applied models of cross sectional policy and practice in the youth sector; - Discussing contributions of youth research to the development of evidence based youth policies in areas such as values, employment, participation, citizenship, migration, social exclusion and vulnerability.

Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing World

Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing World

Author: Michael Hudson

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814566216

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The wave of uprisings that has engulfed the Arab world since 2011 has impacted the Gulf significantly, however much the region appears to have remained unscathed. In Bahrain, the regime cracked down on protestors with the help of Saudi forces, and increasing Gulf tensions with Iran, political chaos in Yemen, and rumblings among unemployed youth throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states all complicate the facade of Gulf stability. In addition, ties with the United States appear to be weakening; regional politics are varied and changing, particularly with the rise of India and China; Gulf governance is often oppressive; and GCC economies are even more tied to rentier practices of distribution to keep populations satisfied and in check. Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing World addresses these aspects of political and economic life in the GCC, Iran, and Iraq in order to assess the present situation. It also offers analysis and predictions as to what the future of this important area of the greater Middle East may hold. The volume, which features contributions from some of the best scholars in the field of Gulf studies in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, provides an in-depth and critical look at the region. Contents:Introduction: The Gulf Enigma (Michael C Hudson)The Gulf States and the Economy:The Development Trajectory of the GCC States: An Analysis of Aims and Visions in Current Development Plans (Martin Hvidt)Redesigning the Distributional Bargain in the GCC (Steffen Hertog)State-Business Relations in the Gulf: The Role of Business Actors in the Decision-Making Process of Reform in Bahrain and Oman (Marc Valeri)Gulf Governance:The Rule of Law and Political Liberalization in the Arab Gulf (David M Mednicoff and Joanne E Springer)The Dynamics of Distribution in the Gulf: Selective Allocations, Agency, and Bureaucratic Accessibility in Kuwait (James C A Redman)The Gulf and Beyond: Relations and Tensions:Rethinking Regional Organization in the Gulf and the Greater Middle East (Malik R Dahlan)Sources of Continuity in Iran's Foreign Policy (Mahmood Sariolghalam)The United States and the Gulf:American Policy in the Persian Gulf: From Balance of Power to Failed Hegemony (F Gregory Gause, III)Neither East Nor West? The Gulf in a Post-American World (Alain Gresh)US Military Bases in the Gulf and the Dynamics of Redeployment (Degang Sun) Readership: Undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers who are interested in social, economic and political affairs of the Persian Gulf. Keywords:Persian Gulf;Arabian Gulf;Political Economy;International Relations;Post-Arab SpringKey Features:While many of the current monographs and edited volumes on the Gulf are concerned with one particular issue, such as migrant labor, sectarianism, or rentier economics, Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing World addresses a cross section of material on the region that is essential to understanding the bigger pictureThe scope of academic analysis is not Western-centric; these arguments will appeal to a large audience interested in the future role of the United States in the Persian GulfA number of the authors are very well known and respected in their field, including F Gregory Gause, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Vermont; Steffen Hertog, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics, and Alain Gresh, Editor of Le Monde Diplomatique

The Oxford Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies

The Oxford Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies

Author: Robert Rohrschneider

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198825081

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

View: 803

"How can democracies effectively represent citizens? The goal of this Handbook is to evaluate comprehensively how well the interests and preferences of mass publics become represented by institutions in liberal democracies. It first explores how the idea and institutions of liberal democracies were formed over centuries and became enshrined in Western political systems. The contributors to this Handbook, made up of the world's leading scholars on the various aspects of political representation, examine how well the political elites and parties who are charged with the representation of the public interest meet their duties. Clearly, institutions often fail to live up to their own representation goals. With this in mind, the contributors explore several challenges to the way that the system of representation is organized in modern democracies. For example, actors such as parties and established elites face rising distrust among electorates. Also, the rise of international problems such as migration and environmentalism suggests that the focus of democracies on nation states may have to shift to a more international level. All told, this Handbook illuminates the normative and functional challenges faced by representative institutions in liberal democracies"--