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Aktivní občanství a spokojenost s demokracií v Evropě

Active Citizenship and Satisfaction with Democracy in Europe
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Lebeda, Tomáš; Vlachová, Klára

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Abstract In this article the authors describe what forms of political participation, outside the electoral process, the populations of twenty-one European countries tend to employ & to what degree. They identify three types of non-electoral political participation: active-conventional, active-demonstrational, & passive participation. Overall non-electoral political participation is considerably lower in the post-communist & Mediterranean countries than in the Western European & Scandinavian countries. In the latter countries the passive type of political participation is clearly a much stronger form of participation than the other two types. Conversely, in the Mediterranean countries passive participation is weaker & is exceeded in places by the active-conventional type of participation. The Mediterranean area is also notable for the unusually strong presence of the active-demonstrational type of participation. The authors also examine the social micro- & macro-conditions related to these three types of political participation. In conclusion they attempt to address the question of whether there is a connection between political activity & satisfaction with the way democracy works.
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords Political Participation; Europe; Mediterranean Countries; Political Attitudes; Democracy; Citizenship
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 11-34
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 42 (2006) 1
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications