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Enforced compulsory voting results in more evenly distributed political knowledge than in voluntary systems

Sheppard, Jill (2015) Enforced compulsory voting results in more evenly distributed political knowledge than in voluntary systems. Democratic Audit UK (14 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Electoral turnout in UK elections has been disappointing over recent cycles, despite a small uptick at the past two elections. One proposed solution is introducing compulsory voting, though this measure is controversial in countries where voluntary voting is practiced. Dr. Jill Sheppard argues that countries which use compulsion to ensure turnout not only have higher turnout, but also more politically informed citizens – though the results of her research were not wholly straightforward in their implications.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 08:14
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80984

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