Political Participation and American Democracy


This volume addresses a recurring and seemingly intractable problem of the U.S. political system: the nonparticipation of significant numbers of citizens in the political process. Eight chapters examine specific issues surrounding voter turnout levels including the influence of registration practices, the role of the Supreme Court, the impact of election timing and specific electoral arrangements, the policy consequences of non-voting, and the weak participation of under-represented groups.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jack Dennis
  • John R. Petrocik
  • Daron Shaw
  • Thomas E. Cavanagh
  • Jerrold G. Rusk
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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