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New forms of political participation: searching for expert citizens and everyday makers

Li, Yaojun; Marsh, David


Declining political participation has caused much concern among political scientists and politicians. This article builds upon Henrik Bang's conceptualization of Expert Citizens and Everyday Makers as new forms of political participation. Using the 2001 Home Office Citizenship Survey, we identify four types of political participant: Political Activists, Expert Citizens, Everyday Makers and Non-Participants. We assess the socio-demographic and cultural factors underlying these different types of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-02-08
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123408000136


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