This article compares the determinants of political participation, across 23 European countries, posing the question whether and to what degree social inequalities in political participation differ between post-communist and Western countries. The data for the analysis is from the second round of the ESS survey, conducted in 2004-2005. The article’a analysis demonstrates that the effect of social stauts variables, and mainly gender, on political participaiton are larger across post-communist countries than they are in Western Europe.
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Smith, Michael L.
The Inequality of Participation: Re-examining the Role of Social Stratification and Post-Communism on Political Participation in Europe
Smith, Michael L. 2009. „The Inequality of Participation: Re-examining the Role of Social Stratification and Post-Communism on Political Participation in Europe.“ Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review 45 (3): 487–517. ISSN 0038-0288.