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Contents Notes on contributors Editor¿s acknowledgements Introduction Democratic reform and political participation 2 Thomas Zittel and Dieter Fuchs PART ONE Democratic reform and political participation: Two theoretical perspectives 1 Participatory democracy and political participation 12 Thomas Zittel 2 Participatory, liberal, and electronic democracy 50 Dieter Fuchs PART TWO Democratic reform and political responsiveness 3 Political participation in party primaries: Increase in quantity, decrease in quality? 100 Gideon Rahat and Reuven Y. Hazan 4 Scotland: A new era for participatory democracy? 130 Peter McLaverty and Sue Morris PART THREE Democratic reform and direct democracy 5 The effects of political institutions and city size on political participation: The Swiss case 160 Simone Baglioni 6 Direct democracy and political participation from a cross-national perspective 195 Silvano Moeckli PART FOUR Democratic reform and civil society 7 ¿Letting George do it¿: Accounting for low participation rates? 232 William A. Maloney and Grant Jordan 8 Trust and governance: How culture and economics constraint the state 275 Eric M. Uslaner 9 Workplace democracy: Turning workers into citizens? 303 Neil Carter PART FIVE Democratic reform and local government 10 Mobilizing for participatory democracy? The case of democracy policy in Sweden 335 Stig Montin 11 Democratic renewal in local government? Top down strategies for bottom up involvement 363 Jacob Aars Conclusion Can participatory engineering bring citizens back in? 405 Thomas Zittel
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