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  • Author:
    Sarah Birch
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    United Nations University Press (February 18, 2009)
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    192 pages
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Full participation: A comparative study of compulsory voting. Perceptions of electoral fairness and voter turnout. Comparative Political Studies 43 (12), 1601-1622, 2010.

Full participation: A comparative study of compulsory voting. Manchester University Press, 2016. S Birch, F Millard, M Popescu, K Williams.

About a quarter of all democracies legally compel their citizens to vote

About a quarter of all democracies legally compel their citizens to vote. Yet we know relatively little about this practice beyond its effects on rates of electoral participation.

Why write a book on compulsory voting? A total of 29 countries in the con-temporary world legally oblige their citizens to participate in elections, includ-ing about a quarter of all democracies. Yet in many voluntary voting states, the common view of this institution is of an outdated and largely disused relic from the past that will eventually disappear altogether as voters ex their liberal muscles and struggle to free themselves from all forms of compulsion. The situation is similar in countries such as France and Canada, where prominent members of the political élite have recently called for electoral participation to be made mandatory.

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SARAH BIRCH 2 A history of compulsory voting and an overview of contemporary experience.

Why write a book on compulsory voting? A total of 29 countries in the contemporary world legally oblige their citizens to participate in elections, including about a quarter of all democracies. Yet in many voluntary voting states, the common view of this institution is of an outdated and largely disused relic from the past that will eventually disappear altogether as voters flex their liberal muscles and struggle to free themselves from all forms of compulsion. 2 A history of compulsory voting and an overview of contemporary experience.

This is a book-length study of compulsory voting. About a quarter of all democracies in the contemporary world legally oblige their citizens to vote, making this an important aspect of electoral systems in many settings

This is a book-length study of compulsory voting. About a quarter of all democracies in the contemporary world legally oblige their citizens to vote, making this an important aspect of electoral systems in many settings.

This book argues that compulsory voting has been consistently, time and again, considered not only as a tool for inclusion and representativeness . Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting.

This book argues that compulsory voting has been consistently, time and again, considered not only as a tool for inclusion and representativeness, but also as a factor of parliamentary stability against the rise of subversive forces. As such, this monograph offers a new standpoint for appreciating the democratic value and legitimacy of this essentially contested concept.

The book systematically examines the history of compulsory voting, the arguments for and against it, and the influence it has on a range of political phenomena. These include electoral campaigns, political attitudes, electoral integrity and legitimacy, policy outcomes, and turnout. The book also considers the feasibility of introducing compulsory voting into a contemporary democracy, as well as variations designed to broaden its appeal. Brookings Institution Press.

Bibliographic Details  . Sarah Birch is reader in politics at the University of Essex (UK).

Bibliographic Details Book Condition: Good. About a quarter of all democracies legally compel their citizens to vote. About a quarter of all democracies in the contemporary world legally oblige thei. More).

Full Participation is the first booklength study of compulsory voting to be published in the English language. About a quarter of all democracies legally compel their citizens to vote. Many commentators and policymakers in voluntary voting nations see mandatory attendance at the polls as an attractive option to combat declining turnout. Yet we know relatively little about this practice beyond its effects on rates of electoral participation.

Until now there has been little systematic examination of how compulsory voting shapes attitudes, behavior, and outcomes of the political process. This volume seeks to provide a comprehensive description, analysis, and evaluation of compulsory voting as it is practiced throughout the world.

The book systematically examines the history of compulsory voting, the arguments for and against it, and the influence it has on a range of political phenomena. These include electoral campaigns, political attitudes, electoral integrity and legitimacy, policy outcomes, and turnout. The book also considers the feasibility of introducing compulsory voting into a contemporary democracy, as well as variations designed to broaden its appeal.