Political Support in Advanced Industrial

R.J. Dalton

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Builds on the global analysis presented in Ch. 2 by focusing on political support in advanced industrial societies. The goal is to determine how citizens in these nations judge the democratic process today—is there a popular crisis of democracy? There are two challenges in answering this question: first, there is the conceptual problem about what is meant by ‘political support’ or ‘support for democracy’; and second, there is the empirical problem of assembling the appropriate cross-national and cross-temporal data to evaluate claims about changes in public opinion. This chapter addresses both of these topics to provide a framework for assessing public support for democratic politics in advanced industrial societies
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationCritical citizens : global support for democratic government
EditorsPippa Norris
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages303
ISBN (Print)9780198294795
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

PublisherOxford University Press


  • IR-60855

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