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Perceptions of risk and social disorder can have a huge impact on local political engagement

Michener, Jamila (2013) Perceptions of risk and social disorder can have a huge impact on local political engagement. LSE American Politics and Policy (12 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The ‘broken windows’ theory has dominated policy debates over how to deal with crime and disorder for more than three decades, but few have examined how disorder influences political engagement. Using data from Chicago, Jamila Michener finds that people’s perceptions of disorder are a powerful influence on their likelihood to engage politically, such as speaking to a politician or attending a community meeting. She argues that the way people interpret the ‘broken windows’ of their neighborhoods can be a critical determinant of how grassroots politics develop.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58414

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