Reasons and solutions for falling turnout

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Reasons for falling turnout

  • A perception that there is 'little difference' between the parties
  • A perception that parties 'can't make a difference' in an era of globalisation, Europeanization and privatisation where govts are less powerful than in the past
  • Apathy
  • Alienation
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Solutions for low turnout

  • Postal voting has helped a little
  • Compulsory voting- turnout is about class. In Holland before they abolished compulsory voting there was little difference between classes. SInce abolishing it, there has been a hge decrease in the number of lower class votes. 
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