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Health and Political Engagement

By Mikko Mattila, Lauri Rapeli, Hanna Wass, Peter Söderlund

© 2018 – Routledge

138 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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Description

Social scientists have only recently begun to explore the link between health and political engagement. Understanding this relationship is vitally important from both a scholarly and a policy-making perspective.

This book is the first to offer a comprehensive account of health and political engagement. Using both individual-level and country-level data drawn from the European Social Survey, World Values Survey and new Finnish survey data, it provides an extensive analysis of how health and political engagement are connected. It measures the impact of various health factors on a wide range of forms of political engagement and attitudes and helps shed light on the mechanisms behind the interaction between health and political engagement.

This text is of key interest scholars, students and policy-makers in health, politics, and democracy, and more broadly in the social and health and medical sciences.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Health and Political Engagement

2. Theoretical Framework

3. Health and Political Participation

4. Health and Political Orientations

5. Health and Social Context

6. Health and Political Participation from a Cross-national Perspective

7. Health and Political Representation

8. Conclusions

About the Authors

Mikko Mattila is Professor of Political Science at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is the Head of the Academy of Finland funded research project ‘Health and Political Engagement’.

Lauri Rapeli is Acting Director of the Social Science Research Institute at the Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He is a member of the Academy of Finland funded research project ‘Health and Political Engagement’.

Hanna Wass is Academy Research Fellow in the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is a member of the Academy of Finland funded research project ‘Health and Political Engagement’.

Peter Söderlund is Adjunct Professor of Political Science and an Academy Research Fellow in the Social Science Research Institute at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He is a member of the Academy of Finland funded research project ‘Health and Political Engagement’.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General