Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies / Edition 1

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Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices uses an unprecedented array of cross-national public opinion surveys to document the erosion of political support in virtually all Western democracies. These trends are making governing more difficult, but also fuelling demands for political reform that may lead to a further expansion of the democratic process and a new democratic relationship between citizens and their governments.
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"In this impressive book, Dalton (Univ. of California, Irvine) presents a sophisticate and thorough comparative analysis of the erosion of political support in the long-term OECD democracies.... Highly Recommended."--Choice

"... provides the first full-fledged cross-national treatment of trust in institutions in this ambitious volume.... a very important book. It will become a landmark in the study of political support."--Political Science Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199297900
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/29/2007
  • Series: Comparative Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

University of California, Irvine
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Table of Contents

1. The Challenge to Democracy
Part 1: The Evidence of Change
2. Changing Citizen Orientations
Epilogue: American Reactions to September 11, 2001
Part 2: The Sources of Change
3. The Correlates of Political Support
4. Social Change and the Cumulation of Incremental Effects
5. Value Change and Political Support
6. Economic Performance and Political Support
7. Policy Preferences and Political Support
Part 3: The Effects of Change
8. The Consequences of Political Support
Part 4: Conclusion
9. Citizens and Democracy: A New Relationship

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