Political Engagement

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This chapter tackles the question: how engaged with political democracy are the citizens of the UK? Drawing on a survey designed for this research project, the chapter explores intention to vote, political action undertaken by individuals, satisfaction with democracy, sources of political information and broader political understanding. The chapter reveals a general openness to further debate about how the UK is governed and highlights interesting social differentiations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublics, Elites and Constitutional Change in the UK
Subtitle of host publicationA Missed Opportunity?
EditorsDaniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Richard Parry, Lindsay Paterson, Alexandra Remond
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)9783319528182
ISBN (Print)9783319528175
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameComparative Territorial Politics
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK


  • UK politics
  • UK public attitudes
  • political participation
  • democracy
  • engagement


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