Introduction: the case for inclusive voting practices

James, Toby S. ORCID: and Garnett, Holly Ann (2020) Introduction: the case for inclusive voting practices. Policy Studies, 41 (2-3). pp. 113-130. ISSN 0144-2872

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The voter turnout gap has plagued many elections around the world, with differential levels of participation between groups having the potential to effect election results and policy outcomes. Despite this, there has been little empirical or normative theorization of the interventions that can be used redress the turnout gap and other inequalities within the electoral process. This article defines the concept of inclusive voting practices to refer to policy instruments which can reduce turnout inequality between groups and mitigate other inequalities within the electoral process. This is anchored in a strategic-relational theory of structure, agency and political change. Different state responses are conceptualized and the normative case for an interventionist rather than repressive or laissez-faire approaches is set out. A research agenda is set out which is taken up in subsequent articles in this special issue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: agenda,disability,education,electoral integrity,gender-gap,leadership,politics,representation,turnout,democratization,electoral administration,electoral management,political participation,voter turnout,voting,sdg 5 - gender equality,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/gender_equality
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
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Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 11:31
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 05:27
DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2019.1694657

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