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In the UK and across Europe, citizens are becoming more pessimistic about politics. But we can start to use social networks to drive political understanding and engagement, and to re-energize citizenship

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Across Europe there is a substantive lack of engagement in politics and trust in politicians. Gerry Stoker argues that the starting point for the resolution of this malaise is to understand politics as embedded in a set of social interactions. Reinvigorating collectivism requires finding ways to talk about politics but as a by-product of a wider engagement in social networks

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38273/1/blogs_lse_ac_uk-In_the_UK_and_across_Europe_citizens_are_becoming_more_pessimistic_about_politics_But_we_can_start_to.pdf

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