Processes influencing democratic ownership and participation (PIDOP)

Start date

May 2009

End date

April 2012

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The research examined the processes which influence democratic ownership and participation among ethnic minorities, migrants, women and young people in nine countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Italy, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey). It explored the macro-level contextual factors (including historical, political, electoral, economic and policy factors), the proximal social factors (including familial, educational and media factors) and the psychological factors (including motivational, cognitive, attitudinal and identity factors) which facilitate and/or inhibit civic and political engagement and participation.

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Additional team members

  • University of Liège, Belgium
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • University of Jena, Germany
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • University of Porto, Portugal
  • Örebro University, Sweden
  • Ankara University, Turkey
  • Queen's University Belfast, UK