The determinants of active civic participation at European and national level

Working Papers and Publications


Alvheim, Atle, 'A common interface to a semantic web for the social sciences', OECD conference “Assessing the feasibility of Mcrodata Acess”, Luxembourg 26–27 October 2006.

Alvheim, Atle and Ryssevik, J. 'MADIERA, Multilingual Access to Data Infrastructures of the European Research Area', Paper presented at the First International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester , June 2005.

Anduiza, Eva; Joan Font; Pau Mas and Sergi de Maya, 'The electoral impact of direct democratic practices', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

Anduiza, Eva and Robert Liñeira, 'El sistema electoral y la calidad de la democracia' in Antonia Martínez (ed.) Representación y calidad de la democracia en España.  Madrid: Tecnos, 2006.

Anduiza, Eva; Eduard Bonet and Laura Morales, 'La participación en asociaciones: niveles, perfiles y efectos' in Joan Font, Jose Ramón Montero and Mariano Torcal (ed.) Ciudadanos, asociaciones y participación en España.  Madrid: CIS, 2006.

Anduiza, Eva, 'Campaign Effects in the Spanish Election of 2000', Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 2005, 15: 2.

Anduiza, Eva and Sergi de Maya, La Qualitat en la Participació: Una proposta d’indicadors.  Barcelona: Fundació J. Bofill, 2005.

Anduiza, Eva and Agusti Bosch, Comportamiento Político y Electoral.  Barcelona: Ariel, 2004.

Anduiza, Eva, 'Percepciones sobre la caudal migratorio, distancia social y xenofobia' in Laura Morales, Santiago Pérez Nievas y Mariano Torcal (eds.) España: sociedad y política en perspectiva comparada. Un análisis de la primera ola de la Encuesta Social Europea.  Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch, 2004.

Banducci, Susan, ‘Political Participation in Europe: What Difference Does Gender Make?’, Presented at Conference on European Governance: Challenges for the Future hosted by the Halle Institute at Emory University, 11-12 April 2005. 

Banducci, Susan, ‘Turnout in the 2004 European Parliamentary Elections: Campaigns and the Mobilization of Eurosceptic Voters’, Presented at the Institute for Governance Conference, Workshop Innovation of Governance, University of Twente, 16-17 June 2005.

Banducci, Susan, 'Media Exposure, Media Content and Voter Mobilization - Implications for the Lijphart thesis', Presented at American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting, 'Mobilizing Democracy', Washington D.C., 1-4 September 2005.

Banducci, Susan, ‘Women, Elections and European News’, Presented at 3rd ECPR Conference, Budapest, 8-10 September 2005.  

Banducci, Susan, 'Dataset and description of daily media variables', Working dataset, October 2005.

Banducci, Susan, ‘The news coverage of the 2004 European Parliamentary Election Campaign in 25 countries’, Working paper, 2006.

Bicchi, Federica, ‘Comparative report – Campaigning for European elections 2004’, Working paper, 2006.

Bicchi, Federica, European Foreign Policy Making toward the Mediterranean.  Palgrave: London, 2007.

Blondel, Jean; Richard Sinnott and Palle Svensson, ‘Abstention at EP2004 election: Turnout, age, education and attitudes’, Working paper, 2005.

Carr, A., O’Reilly, G., Walsh, P.N. &  McEvoy, J. (eds.) The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice.  London: BrunnerRoutledge, 2007. 

Cautrès, Bruno and Anne Jadot, 'L'(in)décision électorale et la temporalité du vote. Le moment du choix pour le premier tour de l'élection présidentielle 2007'. Revue Française de Science Politique, Vol. 57 (3: 4), 2007. 

Cautrès, Bruno and Nonna Mayer (eds.) Le nouveau désordre électoral. Les leçons du 21 avril 2002. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 2004.

Czesnik, Mikolaj, ‘Voter Turnout and Democratic Legitimacy in Central Eastern Europe’, Presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Panel 9, ‘The Performance of Democracy in Central Eastern Europe’, Granada, 14-19 April 2005.

Czesnik, Mikolaj, 'Voter Turnout and Democratic Legitimacy in Central Eastern Europe', Polish Sociological Review, 2007, 156: 449-470

Czesnik, Mikolaj, 'Partycypacja wyborcza w Polsce. Perpektywa porownawcza' (Voter Turnout in Poland. Comparative Perspective).  Warszawa: Scholar, 2007

Czesnik, Mikolaj; Radoslaw Markowski and Pawel Grzelak, 'Electoral Behaviour in Poland, 1991-1993' in K. Jasiewicz and R. Markowski (eds.) 'The 1991 and 1993 Elections to the Polish Sejm'.  Berlin: Edition Sigma, 2006, pp. 90-119.

de Vreese, Claes; Susan Banducci; Holli Semetko and Hajo Boomgarden, ‘"Off-line": European Parliamentary Elections on Television News in the Enlarged Europe', Information Polity, Vol. 10, No. 3/4, 2005.

de Vreese, Claes; Holli Semetko; Susan Banducci and Hajo Boomgaarden, ‘Political Campaigning in the New Europe: Issues and Personalities in the 25 country 2004 European Parliamentary Election Campaign’, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, New York, 27-31 May 2005.

de Vreese, Claes; Susan Banducci; Holli Semetko and Hajo Boomgarden, ‘“Offline”: The 2004 EP elections on television news in the enlarged Europe’, Working paper, 2006.

de Vreese, Claes; Susan Banducci; Holli Semetko and Hajo Boomgarden, ‘The news coverage of the 2004 European Parliamentary Election Campaign in 25 countries’, European Union Politics, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2006, pp. 479-506.

de Vreese, Claes; Susan Banducci; Holli Semetko and Hajo Boomgarden, ‘European Elections in the News’, Information Polity, Vol. 10, No. 3/4, 2008.

Fahey, Tony; Bernadette C. Hayes and Richard Sinnott, Conflict and Consensus: A Study of Values and Attitudes in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland .  Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2006.

Farrell, David, Representing Europe's Citizens? Electoral Institutions and the Failure of Parliamentary Representation, Oxford University Press, 2007.

Font, Joan, ‘Learning to vote: changing patterns of voter dropoff in Spain since democratisation’, Presented at American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting, ‘Mobilizing Democracy’, Washington D.C., 1-4 September 2005.

Font, Joan and with Hajdeja Iglic, 'Social networks' in Van Deth, Montero and Westholm (eds.) Citizenship and involvement in European democracies.  Routledge, 2006. 

Font, Joan; Peter Geurts; William A. Maloney and Marina Berton, Organizations in Context: politics and culture shaping associational life in Maloney and Rossteutscher (eds.) Social capital and associations in European Democracy.  Routledge, 2006

Font, Joan, 'Procedural legitimacy and political trust: the case of citizen juries in Spain', European Journal of Political Research, 2007.

Gallego, Aina, 'Inequality in Political Participation: Contemporary Patterns in European Countries', Center for the Study of Democracy Paper 07-01, 2007.

Gallego, Aina, 'Unequal Political Participation in Europe', International Journal of Sociology, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2007: 10-26.  Available at

Galligan, Yvonne; Sara Clavero and Marina Calloni, Gender Politics and Democracy in post-socialist Europe.  Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2007.

Garry, John; Michael Marsh and Richard Sinnott, ‘‘Second Order’ Versus ‘Issue Voting’ Effects in EU Referendums: Evidence from the Irish Nice Treaty Referendums’, European Union Politics, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2005.

Hayes, Bernadette C. and Ian McAllister, ‘Integrated Education, Intergroup Relations, and Political Identities in Northern Ireland’, Social Problems, 54: 454-482, 2007.

Heath, Anthony and Anne Jadot, 'Political attitudes and voting behaviour in Europe', Revue de la Maison Française d’Oxford, special issue, 2003.

Helgesen, G. and Thomsen, Soren Risbjerg (eds.) Politics, culture and self: East Asian and North European attitudes.  Copenhagen: NIAS, 2006.

Jadot, Anne and Bruno, '(Ne pas) être un électeur européen. Une analyse multiniveaux de l’abstention en 1999', Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée, 2002. 

Karp, Jeffrey A. and Susan A. Banducci, 'When Politics is Not Just a Man's Game: Women's Representation and Political Engagement', Electoral Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2008, pp. 105-115. 

Kavanagh, Adrian; Gerald Mills and Richard Sinnott, ‘Mapping Irish voter turnout at low levels of aggregation: Patterns and inferences’ in Irish Geography: International Journal of the Geography of Ireland, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2005, pp. 177-186.

Kennedy, Fiachra and Richard Sinnott, ‘Eurobarometer 61, National Report – Ireland , Spring 2004’, pp. 1-54,

Kennedy, Fiachra and Richard Sinnott, ‘Eurobarometer 62, National Report – Ireland’,, Autumn 2004.

Kennedy, Fiachra and Richard Sinnott, ‘Eurobarometer 63.4, National Report – Ireland, Spring 2005’,

Kennedy, Fiachra and Richard Sinnott, ‘Irish People’s Knowledge of and Support for the European Union and the Draft European Constitution’, Report prepared for the National Forum on Europe, May 2005.

Kennedy, Fiachra and Richard Sinnott, ‘Eurobarometer 64, National Report – Ireland , Autumn 2005’, pp.1-83,

Kennedy, Fiachra and Richard Sinnott, ‘Eurobarometer 65, National Report – Ireland , Spring 2006’, pp.1 -90,

Kennedy, Fiachra and Richard Sinnott, ‘Eurobarometer 66, National Report – Ireland, Autumn 2006’, pp.1 -74,

Liñeira, Robert and Eva Anduiza, 'Mobilising institutions in EU countries report, dataset and codebook', Working paper and dataset, 2007.

MacDonald, E., FitzSimons, E. & Walsh P. N., 'Use of respite care and coping strategies among Irish families of children with intellectual disabilities', British Journal of Learning Disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007, 35: 62-68.

Markowski, Radoslaw, ‘Wybory do Parlamentu Europejskiego w badaniach społecznych’ (‘Election to European Parliament in social research’), Urząd Komitetu Integracji Europejskiej, Departament Analiz Ekonomicznych i Społecznych, Biblioteka Europejska, 33, Warsaw, 2004, pp. 58-69.

Markowski, Radoslaw, ‘Dylematy wyborców w polskim referendum akcesyjnym’ (‘Dilemmas of Polish Voters in the 2003 EU Accession Referendum’), Studia Socjologiczne, 2005.

Markowski, Radoslaw, ‘Support for democracy and its consolidation in fragile polities' in Ursula J. van Beek (ed.) Democracy under construction: Patterns from four continents.  Barbara Budrich Publishers, Bloomfield Hills & Oplanden, 2005, pp. 135-161.

Markowski, Radoslaw, ‘The Polish Elections of 2005: Pure Chaos or a Restructuring of the Party System', West European Politics, Vol. 29, No. 4, September 2006, pp. 814-832.

Markowski, Radoslaw, “EU membership and the Polish party system” in: P. G. Lewis,  Zdenka Mansfeldová (ed.) The European Union and Party Politics in Central and Eastern Europe . Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics, Palgrave Macmillan 2007, pp. 128 -149

Markowski, Radoslaw and Joshua Tucker, ’Pocketbooks, Politics and Parties: The 2003 Polish Referendum on EU Membership’, Electoral Studies, 2005.

Markowski, Radoslaw; Clare McManus-Czubinska; William L. Miller and Jacek Wasilewski, ‘The Misuse of Referenda in Post-Communist Europe’, The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 20(1), March 2004, pp. 56-80.

O’Connor, Anne, ‘Civic participation and persons with a disability: A review of literature’, Working paper, 2005.

Rallings, Colin, ‘Voter dropoff in Britain: Who, when and why?’, Presented at American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting, ‘Mobilizing Democracy’, Washington D.C., 1-4 September 2005.

Rallings, Colin and Michael Thrasher, 'Database of electoral facilitation indicators', Working database, 2006.

Rallings, Colin and Michael Thrasher, 'Not All 'Second-Order' Contests are the Same: Turnout and Party Choice at the Concurrent 2004 Local and European Parliament Elections' in British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 7, 2006, pp. 1-14.

Rallings, Colin and Michael Thrasher, British Electoral Facts 1832-2006.  Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

Rattinger, Hans; Oscar W. Gabriel and Jürgen W. Falter (eds.) Der gesamtdeutsche Wähler. Stabilität und Wandel des Wählerverhaltens im wiedervereinigten Deutschland.  Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2007.

Rosema, Martin and Susan Banducci, ‘Media coverage and electoral participation: the 2004 European Parliament election’, Working paper, February 2005.

Sinnott, Richard, 'Analysing Active Civic Participation', Paper presented at the Inaugural Meeting of the FP6 CIVICACTIVE Project, UCD Geary Institute, University College Dublin, 6-9 May 2004.

Sinnott, Richard, ‘Assessing the implications of EU enlargement for the existing member states: the public opinion perspective’, European University Institute Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies No. 2004/11.  San Domenico di Fiesole: European University Institute, 2004.

Sinnott, Richard, 'The Eurobarometer as policy research: examples from the study of participation, knowledge and identity’, Presented at the Workshop on the Impact and Utility of the Eurobarometer in the Social Sciences, DG RTD-K 3 Social and Human Sciences Research, European Commission, Brussels, 30 November 2004.

Sinnott, Richard, ‘Tackling the problem of voter abstention – the facilitation/mobilisation framework and some empirical evidence’ in Report of Second European Conference of Electoral Management Bodies, Strasbourg: European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), 2005, pp. 49-69.

Sinnott, Richard, ‘Attitudes and behaviour in the forthcoming Irish referendum on the European Constitution’, Presented to the Joint Oireachtas (Parliamentary) Committee on European Affairs, 2 March 2005.

Sinnott, Richard, ‘A framework for understanding turnout/abstention’, Paper presented at the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Conference, Belfast, 21-23 October 2005.

Sinnott, Richard, ‘An Evaluation of the Measurement of National, Subnational and Supranational Identity in Major Crossnational Surveys’ in International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 211-223.

Sinnott, Richard, 'EU referenda: selective veto or inclusive consultation’ in Challenge Europe, Issue 16, February 2007, pp. 82-92.

Sinnott, Richard 'Differential Turnout in Multi-level Electoral Contests – The Irish Case’, Paper presented at the 64th Annual National Conference of The Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Palmer House Hilton, Chicago , Illinois , 20-23 April 2006.

Sinnott, Richard and Christopher H. Achen, ‘Voter dropoff in low salience elections: Is it social class or information?, Presented at American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting, ‘Mobilizing Democracy’, Washington D.C., 1-4 September 2005.

Sinnott, Richard and Stephen Dineen, ‘Eurobarometer 67, National Report – Ireland , Spring 2007’, pp. 1- 84,

Sinnott, Richard and Stephen Quinlan, ‘Eurobarometer 68, National Report – Ireland , Autumn 2007’, pp. 1- 76,

Steinbrecher, Markus, 'Report on non-electoral participation', Working paper, 2007.

Steinbrecher, Markus; Sandra Huber and Hans Rattinger, Turnout in Germany: Citizen Participation in State, Federal, and European Elections since 1979.  Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2007.

Steinbrecher, Markus and Eva Wenzel, Landtagswahlen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 1990 bis 2002: der besondere Einfluss gleichzeitig stattfindender Bundestagswahlen. In: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 2007, 38: 549-559. 

Steinbrecher, Markus and Eva Wenzel, 'Wählen für Berlin oder wählen für Schwerin? Der Einfluss der Bundespolitik auf Landtagswahlen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern' in Oscar W. Gabriel et al. (ed.) Wähler und Landtagswahlen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2008.  Available at:

Svensson, Palle, ‘The European Referendum Experience in Western Europe’, Working paper, 2006.

Svensson, Palle, 'Democratisation and Federalism', Paper prepared for presentation at a seminar on 'Democracy, Constitution and National Reconciliation', 23-28 May 2004, Chang Mai, Thailand.  Aarhus: Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 30 pp.

Svensson, Palle, 'Europeans and Democracy', Paper prepared for presentation at the Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 7-10, 2005, Chicago.  Aarhus: Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 40 pp.

Svensson, Palle; Jørgen Elklit and Lise Togeby, 'Why is Voter Turnout Not Declining in Denmark?', Paper prepared for the Annual APSA Meeting, 1-4 September 2005, Washington DC. Aarhus: Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 31 pp.

Thomsen, Soren Risbjerg, ‘Ecological analysis of moral referendums in Ireland’, Working paper, March 2005.

Thomsen, Soren Risbjerg, ‘Ecological inference for large tables – The 1992 presidential vote in California’, Presented at American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting, ‘Mobilizing Democracy’, Washington D.C., 1-4 September 2005.

Thomsen, Soren Risbjerg and Richard Sinnott, ‘Irish National Election 2002: What was most important – policies or candidates’, Working paper, May 2005.

Tóka, Gábor, “Can Voters be Equal? A Cross-National Analysis. Parts 1 and 2.” The Review of Sociology Vol. 10, No. 1, 2004, pp. 47-65.

Tóka, Gábor, “Citizen Information, Election Outcomes and Good Governance.” Electoral Studies, 2008.

Tóka, Gábor, "Expressive vs. Instrumental Motivation of Turnout, Partisanship and Political Learning." in The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, edited by Hans-Dieter Klingemann. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Walsh, P.N., Ageing and health issues in intellectual disabilities, Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 2005, 18, 502-506.

Walsh, P.N., 'Cultural Influences on the Future', Journal on Developmental Disabilities/ Le Journal sur les handicaps du développment, 2007, 13: 75-78.

Fifth Framework Research Programme Project:  Democratic Participation and Political Communication in Systems of Multi-level Governance
UCD Geary Institute Public Opinion and Political Behaviour Programme