Political Identity and Democratic Citizenship in Turbulent Times

Political Identity and Democratic Citizenship in Turbulent Times

Niels Noergaard Kristensen (University of Aalborg, Denmark)
Release Date: June, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 333|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3677-3
ISBN13: 9781799836773|ISBN10: 1799836770|EISBN13: 9781799836780|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799851790


Turbulent times challenge democratic politics and governance in Western countries. Party systems, in many instances, have failed to produce solutions to vital policy problems, like immigration, state borders, welfare, or environmental issues. While subjective perceptions of macroeconomic outcomes are consistently related to political trust at the micro level, few studies have explored how individuals develop political engagement and identity. New insights are needed from studies focusing on how people become politically active and how political identities develop.

Political Identity and Democratic Citizenship in Turbulent Times is a critical scholarly research publication that investigates, discusses, deconstructs, analyzes, and tests the concept of political identity and its evolving role in modern democracy. Moreover, it explores the contours of politics and brings together studies that examine the democratic potential of a diversity of participatory spheres, institutions, and arenas. Highlighting topics such as political culture, consumerism, and welfare states, this book is ideal for politicians, policymakers, government officials, sociologists, historians, academicians, professionals, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • #MeToo
  • Citizenship
  • Consumerism
  • Deconsolidation
  • Democracy
  • Political Culture
  • Political Identity
  • Post-Truth
  • Resistance
  • Social Movements
  • Welfare States

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