There is a talk by David B. Magleby (Dean of the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences) on October 24, 2000 during a BYU event that is titled “The Vanishing Voter and Other Challenges to Representative Democracy. You can download the MP3 from speeches.byu.edu or watch it on BYUTV.
In this BYU address, Magleby addresses 4 main areas.
- The Declining Rates of Participation and Turnout
- The Role of Political Parties
- The Growing Importance of Money in Elections
- Direct Democracy.
I think that it is a good idea for anyone who wants to be active in politices to watch this video.