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2014/07/07 15:33 [Detail]
Report of CAJS lecture meeting: Willy Jou "Citizen Participation in Political Activities-Does Policy Distance from the Government Matter?"

Time: July 4 (Fri), 11:30 - 13:00

Location: Room A101, Jinsha building

Presentation title: Citizen Participation in Political Activities-Does Policy Distance from the Government Matter?

Presenter: Willy Jou (Researcher of University of Tsukuba)

In a presentation title 'Citizen Participation in Political Activities: Does Policy Distance from the Government Matter?', Dr. Willy Jou (researcher at University of Tsukuba) discussed the effect of ideological position on voting and other political activities, such as contacting politicians, taking part in election campaigns, and joining protests. Specifically, this study investigates how citizens' self-expressed ideological orientation and the distance of their own positions from that of their government can exert an influence on turnout and other modes of participation. Analysis of a cross-national survey covering more than two dozen countries shows that citizens with more radical orientations (on both the left and the right) participate more than centrists, and that being ideologically closer to one's government reduces the propensity for political engagement. These findings apply especially to activities other than voting.

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Presentation Material(PDF:192KB)