Youth Participation in Democratic Life
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2016; with Cammaerts, Harrison, et al)
This book is concerned with the contexts, nature and quality of the participation of young people in European democratic life. The authors understand democracy broadly as both institutional politics and civic cultures, and a wide range of methods are used to analyse and assess youth participation and attitudes.
Political Science Research methods in action
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013; with Lodge)
Through accounts from innovative research projects by world-leading political scientists, this volume offers a unique perspective on research methodology. It discusses the practical and intellectual dilemmas researchers face throughout the research process in a wide range of fields from implicit attitude testing to media analysis and interviews.
Asia in the eyes of Europe: images of a rising giant
(Nomos, 2012; with Bersick, Chaban et al.)
Using brand new data derived from a media analysis, public opinion survey and interviews of media professionals in eight EU countries this study shows how much the European media speak of Asia and its actors, what image they convey of it and why.
Mapping Extreme Right Ideology
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2011; with Harrison)
An explanation of variations in the discourses and electoral success of 25 extreme right parties across 17 European political systems. The book shows how the European extreme right is mapped by the positions of parties and voters on two ideological dimensions, and how the match between these determines electoral success.
The Future of our Democracies
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
The Future of our Democracies offers a panorama of the motivations, activities, and perceptions of young members of 15 political parties spanning the entire ideological spectrum, in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Norway, and Hungary. Using a new comparative mass survey and in-depth interviews, Bruter and Harrison look at what makes some young people engage in party politics against the tide of political apathy from their peers. The book provides an unprecedented sense of how these unusual young people see their political involvement, their party, their society, and how they envisage the future of our democracies. It shows how three types of young party members, moral-, social-, and professional-minded are characterised by radically different perceptions, hopes, and ideas about the future. The book follows their trajectories, from the origins of their membership to how they envisage their future and that of our democracies.