Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3223: Political and Civic Engagement in an Age of Political Disaffection

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Barrett, M. & Zani, B. 2015. Political and Civic Engagement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. London & New York: Routledge.

Berger, B. 2011. Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement . Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford.

Dalton R. J., 2004. Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Durose, C. and Richardson, L. 2016. Designing Public Policy for Co-production: Theory Practice and Change. Policy Press, Bristol.

Hay C., 2007. Why We Hate Politics. Polity Press, Cambridge.

Hay C. and Stoker G., 2009. "Revitalising Politics: Have We Lost the Plot?." Representation. 45: 3, 225–36.

Henn, M. & Weinstein, M. 2006. ‘Young people and political (in)activism: why don’t young people vote? The Policy Press. 34(3): 517-34. 

Henn, M. and Foard, N. 2011. ‘Young People, Political Participation and Trust in Britain’. Parliamentary Affairs, 65(1).

Howard, P.N. et al. 2011. Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring? Project on Information Technology & Political Islam. Working Paper.

John, P., Cotterill, S., Moseley, A., Richardson, L. Smith, G., Stoker, G & Wales, C. 2012. Nudge Nudge Think Think: Experimenting with Ways to Change Civic Participation . Bloomsbury Academic.

Norris, P. 2011. Democratic Deficit: Critical Citizens Revisited. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Norris, P, & Inglehart, R.F. 2016. ‘Trump, Brexit and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-Nots and Cultural Backlash’. Faculty Research Working Paper Series. Harvard University. JFK School of Government Paper RWP16-026.

Pattie C., Seyd P. and Whiteley P. 2004. Citizenship in Britain. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

 Putnam R., 2000 Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Renewal of American Community. Simon and Schuster, New York.

Sloam, James. 2013. “The ‘outraged young’: How Young Europeans Are Reshaping the Political Landscape.” Political Insight 4(1): pp. 4–7. 

Smith G., 2009 Democratic Innovations. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Stoker G., 2006. Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

 Stoker G., 2006. "Explaining Political Disenchantment: Finding Pathways to Democratic Renewal." The Political Quarterly. 77: 2, 184–94.

 Whiteley, P. 2011. Political Participation in Britain: The Decline and Revival of Civic Culture . Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke.

Xenos, M., Vromen, A., Loader, B.D. 2014. ‘The Great Equalizer? Patterns of Social Media Use and

 Youth Political Engagement in Three Advanced Democracies’, Information, Community & Society, 17(2): 151-167.

Yang, H. and DeHart, J. 2016. Social Media Use and Online Political Participation Among College Students During the US Election 2012. Social Media + Society, 2(1), pp.11-13.