Tuesday, May 9, 2017

VOTER APATHY AND VOTER FATIGUE


Voter turnout at yesterday’s presidential elections was only 65% in France; it was 66% in the UK in the last election and only 58% in Northern Ireland in the same election (http://www.ukpolitical.info/Turnout45.htm). There are many other countries where absenteeism seems to be rife yet elections are the cornerstone of democracy. Do your research and determine the reasons for voters’ disengagement with politics. When you are ready write an essay discussing them.
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         Voter apathy and voter fatigue https://prezi.com/43tk7vodf3rs/voter-apathy-and-voter-fatigue/ 
·         Voter apathy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD43GR4cCWo
Reading material to make notes on
·         Voter apathy definition https://flowpsychology.com/voter-apathy-definition/ 
·         On political disengagement  http://thoughtundermined.com/2011/04/12/on-political-disengagement/
Videos to watch and take notes from
·         What is voter apathy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFt1de0JIyo
·         Who are the non-voters? http://www.bbc.com/news/election-2015-32527697
·         Election 2015: Who are the non-voters?  http://www.bbc.com/news/election-2015-32527697
·         France: Voter apathy high ahead of election
Documentary

·         An Idiot's Guide to Politics: young adults disengaged from politics.BBC Documentary 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ito6D6p6do

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