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Being a member of an interest group stimulates political participation, or at least makes it easier

Holyoke, Thomas T. (2013) Being a member of an interest group stimulates political participation, or at least makes it easier. LSE American Politics and Policy (06 Nov 2013). Website.

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Abstract

As political participation continues to decline, how can we encourage citizens to re-engage with politics and voting? One area that has seen participation increasing is membership in political interest groups. Using survey data from 1,071 individuals’ contacts with Congress, Thomas T. Holyoke examines the role of interest groups in stimulating political action and participation. He finds that many groups help to increase, or at least direct, their members’ political participation, so that those who are members of both political and professional interest groups have a greater than 60 percent chance of contacting Congress.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F59 - International Relations and International Political Economy: Other
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 09:44
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58327

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