Hooked: How Politics Captures People's Interest By Markus Prior


  • Sukri Tamma hasanuddin university




Interest; , Politic; , Democracy; , Influence.


This article aims to review a book entitled Hooked: How Politics Captures People's Interest (2018). This book is a work that tries to show how this interest in politics arises under several conditions. This book shows how several aspects are important factors in shaping one's interest in politics. Based on research data conducted from four countries that are claimed to be democratic countries, namely the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland, this book shows data on the conception of political interest by examining the influence of aspects of education, profession, and the position of parents. as well as ownership of certain income. This book succeeds in offering a fairly comprehensive analysis in understanding how human interest in politics can be formed.


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Author Biography

Sukri Tamma, hasanuddin university

Department of Politic, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.


Aars, J., Christensen, D.A. (2018). Education and political participation: the impact of educational environments. Acta Politica. doi:10.1057/s41269-018-0101-5.

Newton, K; Giebler, H. (2008): Patterns of participation: Political and social participation in 22 nations, WZB Discussion Paper, No. SP IV 2008-201, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin

Prior, M. (2010). You’ve Either Got It or You Don’t? The Stability of Political Interest over the Life Cycle. The Journal of Politics, Volume 72, Number 3, pp. 747-766.

Shehata, A., Erik, A. (2017). The Development of Political Interest Among Adolescents: A Communication Mediation Approach Using Five Waves of Panel Data. Communication Research. pp. 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650217714360.




How to Cite

Tamma, S. (2021). Hooked: How Politics Captures People’s Interest By Markus Prior. ETNOSIA : Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia, 6(1), 1 - 8. https://doi.org/10.31947/etnosia.v6i1.13465



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