Date of Award

1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Political Science

Keywords

Political Science, General.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This paper examines the phenomenon of non-voting in Canada. Four different approaches to the study of non-voting are examined. More particularly, this includes three traditional approaches: the Social/Economic approach, the Psychological/Motivational Approach and, the Environmental/Ecological Approach; as well as a more novel approach with regards to the Canadian literature: the Rational Choice Approach. While this last model has been loosely applied in the U.S., its implementation within the Canadian participation literature is very sparce and, as such, its usefulness as a viable explanatory device of the phenomenon of non-voting is evaluated comparatively within this framework. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .P545. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0550. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.

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