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The quality of institutions and satisfaction with democracy in Western Europe — A panel analysis


Halla, Martina; Schneider, Friedrich; Wagner, Alexander F (2009). The quality of institutions and satisfaction with democracy in Western Europe — A panel analysis. European Journal of Political Economy, 25(1):30-41.

Abstract

This paper analyses how institutional factors affect satisfaction with democracy (SWD). It employs a panel of observations from Eurobarometers in the time span 1990–2000, and thus is one of the first studies to consider the longitudinal dimension of the driving forces of SWD. We find that high-quality institutions like the rule of law, well-functioning regulation, low corruption, and other institutions that improve resource allocation have a positive effect on average satisfaction with democracy.

Abstract

This paper analyses how institutional factors affect satisfaction with democracy (SWD). It employs a panel of observations from Eurobarometers in the time span 1990–2000, and thus is one of the first studies to consider the longitudinal dimension of the driving forces of SWD. We find that high-quality institutions like the rule of law, well-functioning regulation, low corruption, and other institutions that improve resource allocation have a positive effect on average satisfaction with democracy.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Banking and Finance
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:23 March 2009
Deposited On:27 Feb 2009 11:46
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:54
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0176-2680
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2008.08.001

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