The history of American voter participation : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Baker, Ralph, 1942- en_US Rowe, Anthony D. en_US 2011-06-06T19:20:45Z 2011-06-06T19:20:45Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier.other A-334 en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent elections, at all levels of government, there has been an apparent lack of voter participation. With around 50 percent of the eligible electorate, at best, casting their votes at the polls, many are concerned. This unexplained lack of voter participation has stirred much debate in recent decades. Voter participation is an interesting phenomenon that has transcended American history. Changes in the electoral process, the role of the political party, and the rise of the court system are just a few of the factors that must be taken into account when discussing voter participation. My research intends to look at historic electoral processes and changes in American civic participation as ways of explaining recent voter turnout statistics. Also, I discuss some of the recent attempts to increase voter participation and their apparent lack of effectiveness.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 27 leaves ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Political science. en_US
dc.title The history of American voter participation : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.?)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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