Participation in America : Political Democracy and Social Equality

  title={Participation in America : Political Democracy and Social Equality},
  author={Sidney Verba and Norman H. Nie},
"Participation in America" represents the largest study ever conducted of the ways in which citizens participate in American political life. Sidney Verba and Norman H. Nie addresses the question of who participates in the American democratic process, how, and with what effects. They distinguish four kinds of political participation: voting, campaigning, communal activity, and interaction with a public official to achieve a personal goal. Using a national sample survey and interviews with… 
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