The UK which is not as politically divided with a larger centre ground between the parties has not faired much better. There has been an decrease in political involvement, just merely looking at the current elections on the police commissioners. The turnout around 10 and 20%. This in a country where citizens are now be able to become more politically active are choosing not to. The parties are in a coalition as it happens and yet this has not resolved political apathy.
So what is the issue? Is it party politics, or opportunity? It would appear a middle ground is needed, somewhere between party decline and bi-partisan working. The public prefer some difference between parties and also some working between them as well. Something in which they can Aline themselves and also something that passes bills to benefit their lives.