Consequences of Unequal Citizenship

  • Jennifer Shore
Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)


What are the implications of unequal democratic political input for the representativeness and health of democratic states? This is the question guiding this chapter, which provides a review and discussion of the main findings of the empirical analyses of how social policies can shape both the levels and distributions of political participation and democratic support. The study’s limitations and the challenges for future research are discussed with a view to implications that the findings have for the legitimacy of modern democratic societies.


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  • Jennifer Shore
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  1. 1.Mannheim Centre for European Social ResearchUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany

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