Lyn Ragsdale,Jerrold G. Rusk's The American Nonvoter PDF

By Lyn Ragsdale,Jerrold G. Rusk

a various physique of study exists to provide an explanation for why eligible citizens do not visit the polls on election day. Theories span from the mental (nonvoters have constrained emotional engagement with politics and as a result lack motivation), to the social (politics is inherently social and nonvoters have constrained networks), and the non-public (nonvoters are usually younger, much less expert, negative, and hugely mobile). different students recommend that individuals do not vote simply because campaigns are uninspiring. This e-book poses a brand new conception: uncertainty concerning the nationwide context on the time of the election. during periods of nationwide quandary, whilst uncertainty is excessive, electorate are influenced to variety via information regarding every one candidate to determine which might most sensible mitigate their uncertainty. while exterior uncertainty is low, even if, electorate spend much less time studying approximately applicants and are both unmotivated to vote.

The American Nonvoter examines how uncertainty relating to altering monetary stipulations, dramatic nationwide occasions, and U.S. overseas interventions impacts people's judgements no matter if to vote or now not. utilizing rigorous statistical instruments and wealthy old tales, Lyn Ragsdale and Jerrold G. Rusk attempt this idea on combination nonvoting styles within the usa throughout presidential and midterm elections from 1920 to 2012. The authors additionally problem the stereotype of nonvoters as negative, uneducated and apathetic. as a substitute, the booklet exhibits that nonvoters are, most of the time, as politically a professional as electorate, yet see no distinction among applicants or view them negatively.

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