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The Resource Where have all the voters gone?, Martin P. Wattenberg, (electronic resource)

Where have all the voters gone?, Martin P. Wattenberg, (electronic resource)

Label
Where have all the voters gone?
Title
Where have all the voters gone?
Statement of responsibility
Martin P. Wattenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the confusion over the ballots in Florida in 2000 demonstrated, American elections are complex and anything but user-friendly. This phenomenon is by no means new, but with the weakening of political parties in recent decades and the rise of candidate-centered politics, the high level of complexity has become ever more difficult for many citizens to navigate. Thus the combination of complex elections and the steady decline of the party system has led to a decline in voter turnout. In this timely book, Martin Wattenberg confronts the question of what low participation rates mean for democracy. At the individual level, turnout decline has been highest among the types of people who most need to have electoral decisions simplified for them through a strong party system--those with the least education, political knowledge, and life experience. As Wattenberg shows, rather than lamenting how many Americans fail to exercise their democratic rights, we should be impressed with how many arrive at the polls in spite of a political system that asks more of a typical person than is reasonable. Meanwhile, we must find ways to make the American electoral process more user-friendly
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Wattenberg, Martin P.
Dewey number
324.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Elections
  • Voting
  • Political parties
Label
Where have all the voters gone?, Martin P. Wattenberg, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A worldwide turnout problem -- Turnout in the American states -- Types of individuals who vote -- The new generation gap -- Who votes does make a difference -- How voting is like taking an SAT test -- Are negative ads to blame? -- How to improve U.S. turnout rates: lessons from abroad
Control code
ocn608122109
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 200 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674044951
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608122109
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Where have all the voters gone?, Martin P. Wattenberg, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A worldwide turnout problem -- Turnout in the American states -- Types of individuals who vote -- The new generation gap -- Who votes does make a difference -- How voting is like taking an SAT test -- Are negative ads to blame? -- How to improve U.S. turnout rates: lessons from abroad
Control code
ocn608122109
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 200 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674044951
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608122109
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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