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Citizen Satisfaction With Democracy and Parties’ Policy Offerings

Ezrow, Lawrence and Xezonakis, Georgios (2011) 'Citizen Satisfaction With Democracy and Parties’ Policy Offerings.' Comparative Political Studies, 44 (9). pp. 1152-1178. ISSN 0010-4140

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Abstract

<jats:p> The authors examine the relationship between the variation of policy choices on offer in a party system and citizen satisfaction. Cross-national analyses, based on 12 countries from 1976 to 2003, are presented that suggest that when party choices in a political system are more ideologically proximate to the mean voter position in left–right terms, overall citizen satisfaction increases. The central implication of this finding is that party positions matter for understanding within-country changes in satisfaction. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizen satisfaction; representation; Western Europe; political parties; party positions
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 10:49
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:24
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3437

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