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In the UK and across Europe, citizens are becoming more pessimistic about politics. But we can start to use social networks to drive political understanding and engagement, and to re-energize citizenship

By Gerry Stoker

Abstract

Across Europe there is a substantive lack of engagement in politics and trust in politicians. Gerry Stoker argues that the starting point for the resolution of this malaise is to understand politics as embedded in a set of social interactions. Reinvigorating collectivism requires finding ways to talk about politics but as a by-product of a wider engagement in social network

Topics: JC Political theory
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:38273
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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