Political engagement differs within and across societies, and the literature proposes multipleexplanations of variables like interest in politics, political sophistication and electoralparticipation. Usually these explanations follow one of two strategies: 1) referring implicitly orexplicitly, to the national level of politics – for instance, assessing interest in national politics orturnout in national elections – or 2) being “generalist” in the sense that differences acrossdifferent territorial levels are not taken into account and are subsumed into a single dimension.However, in recent years it has been observed – that among some groups of the citizenry(e.g., women, minorities) patterns and explanations at the national level do not hold at otherterritorial scales, namely the local level. Existing approaches to this subject have so far focusedon a single country, leaving unaddressed country variations.
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2015|
|Event||European Sociological Association: Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination - Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 25 Aug 2015 → 28 Aug 2015
Conference number: 12
|Conference||European Sociological Association|
|Period||25/08/15 → 28/08/15|
Cancela, J. (2015). The local and the national in European citizens' political discussions: a multilevel analysis of 31 countries. 1-21. Paper presented at European Sociological Association, Prague, Czech Republic.