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Studies of turnout as a ‘habit’ seem to overestimate the significance of self-perpetuation of electoral participation

Górecki, Maciej A. (2016) Studies of turnout as a ‘habit’ seem to overestimate the significance of self-perpetuation of electoral participation. Democratic Audit UK (17 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Electoral participation is frequently discussed as a ‘habit’ formed during a citizen’s young adulthood but there is debate over how this develops. In a recent study, Maciej A. Górecki explored the mechanism that lies behind the process of ‘habit formation’. His findings challenge ideas that voting habits are shaped by early experience of participating in elections, and instead support theories that they are more closely associated with ‘social maturation’.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80850

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