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bystander apathy

A social psychological phenomenon in which the more people there are viewing a crisis or crime, the less likely they are to offer aid to the victim(s). Also known as the bystander effect. Over 30 people saw the mugging take place, but due to bystander apathy, none of them intervened.
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Contrasting voter apathy with the widespread protests for freedom of expression following the Charlie Hebdo murders in France in January he said freedom of expression and the freedom to vote should be used responsibly and with respect for others.
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Voter apathy was, and will remain the greatest threat to democracy," argued former governor of Michigan Hazen Pingree.
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As the time passes by, the political apathy in the country is increasing while citizens become less interested in voting, concludes Sefer Tahiri in Tuesday's commentary.
Another appealing thing about apathy is the warm glow of nothingness it gives.
Apathy has many connotations but perhaps the most accepted view of this concept is this: being impassive or lacking interest or concern.
I believe that it isn't apathy that has led to this sorry state but a deliberate and prolonged endeavour on the part of those in power and with power to preserve and continue that situation.
The BNP vote did not increase, but voter apathy in the main parties dropped the bar down low enough for them to ooze over into power.
In this hour of glory let us not forget a very important fact that he has won inspite and despite the apathy of the sports administrators.
I am pleased that he agrees with me that there is apathy towards elections.
GREEN groups who are trying to drive home the message that we need to tackle carbon emissions are facing yet another challenge - public apathy.