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TitlePolitical Confidence and Democracy in Europe [electronic resource] : Antecedents and Consequences of Citizens’ Confidence in Representative and Regulative Institutions and Authorities / by Christian Schnaudt
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89432-4
Descript XXII, 302 p. 12 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

This book examines the antecedents and consequences of citizens’ confidence in different political institutions and authorities. Its main argument states that a distinction between confidence in representative and regulative institutions and authorities is of crucial importance in order to gain novel insights into the relevance of political confidence for the viability of democratic systems. Relying on individual-level data from the European Social Survey (ESS), the author provides empirical evidence that citizens from a total of twenty-one European countries make a distinction between confidence in representative institutions and authorities and confidence in regulative institutions and authorities. Furthermore, the author shows that both types of political confidence emanate from different sources and are associated with varying consequences. Overall, these findings indicate that confidence in representative and confidence in regulative institutions and authorities establish two qualitatively different types of political confidence, each with distinct implications for the functioning and well-being of modern democracies


CONTENT

Introduction: Political Confidence and Democracy -- The Concept of Political Confidence -- Antecedents of Political Confidence -- Consequences of Political Confidence -- Conclusions: The Distinctiveness and Relevance of Different Conceptions and Types of Political Confidence


Comparative politics Political sociology Public policy Political science Democracy Comparative Politics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/911040 Political Sociology. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/X22170 Public Policy. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/911060 Governance and Government. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/911220 Democracy. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/911050



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