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The Effect of Government Responsiveness on Future Political Participation

When governments respond, do people become more engaged in their community?

Assessing almost 400,000 FixMyStreet reports, this research examines whether getting a problem fixed results in citizens going on to make further reports, each of which may be seen as a contribution to their community.

Researchers: Fredrik M. Sjoberg, Data-Pop Alliance; Jonathan Mellon, University of Oxford – Nuffield College; Tiago Peixoto, World Bank – Governance Global Practice

Date: 2015

Suggested citation: Sjoberg, Fredrik M. and Mellon, Jonathan and Peixoto, Tiago, The Effect of Government Responsiveness on Future Political Participation (February 26, 2015). Available at https://www.mysociety.org/research/government-responsiveness-political-participation/

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