Abstract — To Vote or Not To Vote

This 1992 paper is an unpublished review essay of Why Americans Don’t Vote (Pantheon Books, New York, 1988) by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. The book is an attempt to explain “why low turnout became a permanent feature of twentieth-century political life” in America.

KEYWORDS : voter turnout, electoral participation, voter registration system

Paper available here.

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