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The empathy gap: understanding why some people don’t vote

Grönlund, Kimmo and Wass, Hanna (2016) The empathy gap: understanding why some people don’t vote. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Oct 2016). Website.

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Not everyone votes. Using data from the 2015 Finnish National Election Study, Kimmo Grönlund and Hanna Wass look at what factors make a person less likely to go to the polls or get involved in politics. They warn against assuming non-voting is a matter of personal choice and suggest ways to overcome the ‘solidarity deficit’ that emerges when some sections of society have no say in politics.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Democratic Audit UK © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:38
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:24

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