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Compulsory voting is not the answer, but fixing an archaic system is

Allsop, Bradley (2015) Compulsory voting is not the answer, but fixing an archaic system is. Democratic Audit UK (29 Jul 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

What lies behind voter disengagement? While some blame a crumbling political and electoral infrastructure, others lay the fault at the feet of voters themselves, and posit compulsory voting as the answer. The idea has an enduring appeal for many people, who look enviously at high turnouts in Australia, but is it suitable in the British context? Bradley Allsop argues that it isn’t, and suggests that policymakers look to tackle some of the deeper issues that blight the system.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 13:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81073

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