In the past 25 years political scientists have repeatedly claimed the emergence of a crisis of political conﬁdence amongst western publics. In the 1970s, for example, the postwar era of unprecedented economic growth, prosperity, and security came to an end and neo-Marxists, neo-Liberals, and neo-Conservatives alike, claimed that the economic decline and everincreasing, contradictory public demands would lead to a major crisis of political conﬁdence in the western world (Crozier et al. 1975; Kaase and Newton 1995).
|Title of host publication||Citizenship and Involvement in European Democracies|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Comparative Analysis|
|Editors||Jan W. Van Deth, José Ramón Montero, Anders Westholm|
|Publisher||Routledge Tailor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Nov 2006|