Private Groups and Public Life: Social Participation, Voluntary Associations and Political Involvement in Representative Democracies


This book focuses on the changing relationship between social and political involvement in Western Europe. Empirical case studies examine how new social movements interact with conventional political structures as individuals and groups experiment with new forms of political expression. The results indicate not a declining, but a changing democratic culture.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jan W.Van Deth
  • George Moyser
  • Peter Gundelach
  • Jaak B. Billiet
  • Per Selle
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1997


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