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Dutch citizens with lower education levels are more likely to support direct democracy

Coffé, Hilde (2014) Dutch citizens with lower education levels are more likely to support direct democracy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (30 Sep 2014). Website.

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Abstract

What role does education play in the type of political system that citizens would like to see implemented in their country? Hilde Coffé presents results from a study, in collaboration with Ank Michels, using survey data in the Netherlands. The research shows that while all education groups have similar levels of support for representative democracy, those with lower levels of education are far more supportive of direct democracy and other alternative systems. The findings suggest that this support is not linked specifically to a desire for greater participation in politics, but instead reflects the fact that lower educated groups are simply more willing to back alternatives to the current form of representative democracy used in the country.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 13:59
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 19:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71751

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