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London voices, London livesTales from a working capital$
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Peter Hall

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349842

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349842.001.0001

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Changing the World

Changing the World

(p.443) Chapter Fifteen Changing the World
London voices, London lives

Peter Hall

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the thoughts of the Londoners about their future and the future of their city. In particular, it aims to discover whether they feel a sense of influence over the course of events. It aims to determine their political involvement and political apathy. In this chapter, most of the people interviewed were not actively involved nor wanted to get involved, however, at the very least, they were prepared to vote. Their apathy towards political involvement were due to various reasons such as lack of time, involvement in local activities particularly those that concern their children, and taking the initiative to change their local world. Issues discussed herein include: consultation and cynicism; getting involved; and silent majority and unsilent minority.

Keywords:   Londoners, future, sense of influence, political involvement, political apathy, time, involvement, consultation and cynicism, silent majority, unsilent minority

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