Why Do Some People Participate in Democracy, While Others Don’t?

Lindsay Morgan interviews Cesi Cruz and Christopher Ojeda

Democracy depends on the participation of its citizens. But many people don’t participate in their democracies. What drives, and what discourages, political participation, both here in the United States and around the world? In the latest from Talking Policy, a podcast of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), host Lindsay Morgan interviews Cesi Cruz, a political scientist at UCLA, and Christopher Ojeda, a political scientist at UC Merced, on the role social media plays in elections, the effect depression has on political participation, and the big and small proposals that could strengthen US democracy.

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