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Title Voter Turnout : a Social Theory of Political Participation / Meredith Rolfe.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (248 pages)
Series Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions
Cambridge books online.
Note Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed 07 Mar 2012).
Available through Cambridge books online SHEDL trial from 9th January 2012 to 9th July 2012.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Voting -- Social aspects.
Political participation -- Social aspects.
Voting -- Social aspects -- United States.
Political participation -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States.
Contents Cover; Voter Turnout; Series Editors; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1: Voting Together; THE SOCIAL THEORY OF VOTER TURNOUT; CONDITIONAL CHOICE AND CONDITIONAL DECISION MAKING; THE ORTHODOX VIEW: VOTERS MAKING DECISIONS; The Rational Actor Takes a Survey; CONTEXTUAL EXPLANATIONS OF VOTER TURNOUT; Institutions; Institutional Costs; Electoral Institutions; Mobilization and Strategic Politicians; Mobilization and Canvassing; Social Context and the Sociological Tradition; OVERVIEW OF REMAINING CHAPTERS; 2: Conditional Choice.
Summary Combines positive political theory, social network research and computational modeling, explaining why some people are more likely to vote than others.
Other Title Print version: 9781107015418