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Personal Politics: Democracy, Participation and Collective Action

Published Date: 5 March 2008

Personal Politics: Democracy, Participation and Collective Action was commissioned by the Carnegie UK Trust to inform the launch of the Trust’s new Democracy and Civil Society Programme.


The report is an analysis of recent thinking on democratic engagement and change in the UK and Ireland. It aims to shed new light on the future challenges for tackling the democratic deficit.


This report adresses three main questions:




What can we learn from changing patterns of political behaviour amongst political systems and citizens?




How successful have government responses been to addressing the lack of citizen engagement in formal politics?




What is the role of independent foundations in informing future policy on strengthening participation and representation?


You can read the full report here