Civic Engagement as Political Participation: Does PSM Create Politically Active Citizens?

  • Fabian Homberg
  • Joyce Costello


In this chapter, we address the relationship between PSM and political participation. Results from a two-wave study of 300 individuals show a positive association between PSM and some political participation activities such as contacting politicians, petition signing, participation in demonstrations, donations and fundraising. We further corroborate the findings on volunteering presented in the previous chapter.


PSM Political participation Civic engagement Multiwave Trust in government 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabian Homberg
    • 1
  • Joyce Costello
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business & ManagementLUISS Guido Carli UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Media SchoolBournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK

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