Political Participation in Britain: The Decline and Revival of Civic Culture

Political Participation in Britain: The Decline and Revival of Civic Culture

Paperback Contemporary Political Studies

By (author) Paul Whiteley

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 214mm x 12mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 17 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403942668
  • ISBN 13: 9781403942661
  • Illustrations note: 33 black & white tables, 29 figures
  • Sales rank: 893,833

Product description

This broad-ranging text examines the big issues about political attitudes, behavior and participation in contemporary Britain. Written by a leading expert and drawing on extensive research, this will be essential reading for all students of British politics and everyone involved in the world of politics and policy.

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Author information

PAUL WHITELEY is Professor of Government, University of Essex and Director of the ESRC Democracy and Participation Programme. He won an award fro the Political Studies Association in 2003 for his achievements in bringing political science to a general audience. PATRICK SEYD is Professor of Politics at Sheffield University. Together they have written authoritative accounts of grass roots participation in each of the main British political parties and are at present completing one on Citizenship.

Table of contents

British Democracy in the Twenty-First Century Changes in Political Values and Attitudes Trend in Participation in Britain Political Parties and Grassroots Activism Voluntary Activity and Social Capital The Media and Political Participation in Britain Britain in Comparative Perspective Government Effectiveness and Civil Society Civil Society and Governance in the Future