Evidence is required to help inform the implementation of local government electoral reform.

Key insights

From the evidence reviewed three key factors recur throughout the literature on democratic renewal.

  • Engagement is uneven and tailored methods are required to successfully involve politically disengaged groups.
  • Education has the potential to improve understanding of local democracy and impact on levels of engagement.
  • Perceptions of influence are a key predictor of the likelihood of democratic engagement.

Reports

Democratic renewal: evidence synthesis to support local government electoral reform
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Contact

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