Inclusive voting practices: lessons for theory, praxis, and the future research agenda

James, Toby S. and Garnett, Holly Ann (2020) Inclusive voting practices: lessons for theory, praxis, and the future research agenda. Policy Studies, 41 (2-3). pp. 288-294. ISSN 0144-2872

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Inclusive voting practices have been defined in this special issue to refer to policy instruments which can reduce turnout inequality between groups and mitigate other inequalities within the electoral process. This concluding article reflects on the lessons learnt from the empirical studies about (a) how citizens come to be excluded at the ballot box; (b) which electoral processes are effective at bringing about greater inclusion; (c) what the wider effects of inclusive voting practices are; and (d) why such policies instruments not undertaken by the state. It argues that there are major lessons for the theorizing of democracy, as well as policy and practice in elections worldwide.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: democracy,electoral violence,democratic backsliding,democratization,electoral management,electoral participation,voter turnout
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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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 11:31
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2020 23:53
DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2019.1694658

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