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’Tis but a Habit in an Unconsolidated Democracy

Habitual Voting, Political Alienation and Spectatorship

Anthony Lawrence A. Borja

alienation on electoral participation as voter turnout, 1 this article will look at the challenges to democratisation posed by spectatorship as a predominant form of citizenship in contemporary mass democracies. To begin with, through her studies on American

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Frédéric Viguier

For the last thirty years, electoral sociologists in France have observed a decline in electoral participation. France saw a century of high voter turnout, with around 80% of registered voters participating in each election of National Assembly

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Powerlessness and Unfairness

A Letter to Jan Zielonka

Henri Vogt

electoral results in many countries, or the continuing decline in citizens’ electoral participation, perhaps in the appreciation of citizenship more generally. There are, nevertheless, two substantial objections that I wish to take up in order to at least

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Vincent Pons

this experiment and its results, see Vincent Pons and Guillaume Liégey, “Increasing the Electoral Participation of Immigrants: Experimental Evidence from France” (2015), working paper. 17 Vincent Pons, “Will a Five-Minute Discussion Change Your Mind? A

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Emancipation as social equality

Subaltern politics in contemporary India

Indrajit Roy

do, as is clear from their electoral participation and positive valuation of the functionaries who engaged successfully with the arms of the state. But they do not look up to the state as the fountainhead of emancipation, as analysts following

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Rethinking Modes of Political Participation

The Conventional, Unconventional, and Alternative

Marcin Kaim

forms of participation, which are also understood as electoral participation, for example campaign donations or party membership and activism. Those are institutionalized, since their presence is related to the existence of formal political parties

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Ajume H. Wingo

deliberate before voting. These are essentially political activities, which requires much more than mere periodic electoral participation. The Fate of Africans: From Berlin to Manchester and from Manchester to Accra Above I have proposed a model on

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What’s a Political Theorist to Do?

Rawls, the Fair Value of the Basic Political Liberties, and the Collapse of the Distinction Between ‘Ideal’ and ‘Nonideal’ Theory

Susan Orr and James Johnson

and electoral participation substantively meaningful. 26 If Rawls bequeathed the distinction between ‘ideal’ and ‘non-ideal’ considerations to political theorists without sustaining it himself, why should other political theorists feel obliged to

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Nadia Urbinati

. Recent issues of two academic journals, the Journal of Democracy and Democratic Theory , have been dedicated to the analysis of the crisis or decline of democracy ( Ercan and Gagnon 2014 ; Plattner 2015) . Drops in electoral participation and citizen

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Political Campaigns and Civic Culture

Comparing Canvassing and Party Structures in the French and American 2012 Presidential Campaigns

Julien Talpin

consultants in the transfer of political innovations in the US, see Daniel Kreiss, “Structuring Electoral Participation: The Formalization of Democratic New Media Campaigning, 2000–2008,” in Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation