Participation and Political Equality

A Seven-Nation Comparison

Sidney Verba

Participation and Political Equality
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Sidney Verba

416 pages | © 1987
Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9780226852980 Published August 1987
In this survey of political participation in seven nations—Nigeria, Austria, Japan, India, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, and the United States—the authors examine the relationship between social, economic, and educational factors and political participation.
List of tables and figures
1. Introduction
2. Comparing participatory systems
3. The modes of democratic participation
4. The puzzle
5. Individual propensities and institutional constraints: a model
6. Parties and organizations
7. Individual and institutional forces: the model applied
8. Some variations on our model: parties of the left and right
9. Social segmentation and political equality: expectations
10. Social segmentation and political equality: application
11. Party and participation in Yugoslavia
12. Men and women: sex-related differences in political activity
13. The community context of participation
14. Stratification and politics: some consequences
A. The modes of participation
B. Construction of scales
C. Sampling design, sample weights, and data base of basic tables
List of publications and reports: Cross-National Program in Participation
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