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POLS 384: Democracy and its Critics (Matarese): Journal Article #1

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Voting with Your Feet: Exit-based Empowerment in Democratic Theory.

Warren, M. E. (2011). Voting with your feet: Exit-based empowerment in democratic theory. The American Political Science Review, 105(4), 683-701. doi:

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Open the pdf of the article and read the abstract and the first paragraph of the article. Scroll through the article to look at the layout and respond to the following questions:

  1. What is the author's particular argument or focus for their article? (Hint: look at the abstract and the second paragraph on page 684). 
  2. What else might you want to research in relation to this article to get a more well-rounded view of the topic? Consider information referenced in this article that you'd want to know more about.
  3. What research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on democracy? What research question(s) could it help you answer if your paper focused on who votes? What other questions does the abstract bring up for you? 

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