Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation and What We Can Do about It

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Voter turnout was unusually high in the 2004 U.S. presidential election. At first glance, that level of participation--largely spurred by war in Iraq and a burgeoning culture war at home--might look like vindication of democracy. If the recent past is any indication, however, too many Americans will soon return to apathy and inactivity. Clearly, all is not well in our civic life. Citizens are participating in public affairs too infrequently, too unequally, and in too few venues to develop and sustain a robust democracy. ...

Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation and What We Can Do about It 2005, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780815754053

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