Day: November 5, 2017

Is Citizen Participation Actually Good for Democracy?

Russell J Dalton writes:

While participation opportunities have broadly expanded, the skills and resources to utilise these new entryways are unevenly spread throughout the public. I describe a sizeable socio-economic status (SES) participation gap across all types of political action. A person’s education and other social status traits are very strong predictors of who participates.

via 3quarksdaily

The Mystery of Mary Trump

mary2btrump‘…[W]ith Trump, it confirms a disparity that has been evident for decades: the looming, constant presence of his father, and the afterthought status of his mother…’

via POLITICO