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Comparing political participation in different institutional environments: The mobilizing effect of direct democracy on young people


Kunz, Ruth; Moeller, Judith; Esser, Frank; de Vreese, Claes H. (2014). Comparing political participation in different institutional environments: The mobilizing effect of direct democracy on young people. In: Canel, María José; Voltmer, Katrin. Comparing political communication across time and space. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 117-134.

Abstract

Why do young people participate in politics more in one context than in another? This fundamental question is at the core of this study. It is best addressed with a comparative design, as comparative research guides our attention to the explanatory relevance of the contextual environment for communication outcomes. Comparative research aims to understand how differences in the macro-level context shape individual communication behaviors differentially. Any attempt to systematically link macro-level system conditions and micro-level communication behaviors is an important step towards explanatory research. From a comparative perspective, it is thus important to recognize that communication processes might be shaped by factors of systemic context.

Abstract

Why do young people participate in politics more in one context than in another? This fundamental question is at the core of this study. It is best addressed with a comparative design, as comparative research guides our attention to the explanatory relevance of the contextual environment for communication outcomes. Comparative research aims to understand how differences in the macro-level context shape individual communication behaviors differentially. Any attempt to systematically link macro-level system conditions and micro-level communication behaviors is an important step towards explanatory research. From a comparative perspective, it is thus important to recognize that communication processes might be shaped by factors of systemic context.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > General Social Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:Political Participation, Political Communication, Descriptive Result, Direct Democracy, Election Campaign
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:13 Feb 2015 09:19
Last Modified:11 May 2020 12:11
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:978-1-137-36646-7
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137366474
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/permalink/f/5u2s2l/ebi01_prod010822313 (Library Catalogue)

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