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Citizen satisfaction with democracy and parties' policy offerings

Ezrow, L and Xezonakis, G (2011) 'Citizen satisfaction with democracy and parties' policy offerings.' Comparative Political Studies, 44 (9). 1152 - 1178. ISSN 0010-4140

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Abstract

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. © The Author(s) 2011.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Carla Xena Galindo
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 10:49
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 22:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3437

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