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Conservative values have a different effect on political orientation in Central and Eastern European countries than they do in the West.

Aspelund, Anna (2013) Conservative values have a different effect on political orientation in Central and Eastern European countries than they do in the West. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (31 Jul 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Certain values, such as conservatism and liberalism, are assumed to have a close link to the political orientation of citizens. However is this effect the same across all European countries? Anna Aspelund presents the findings of a study on the link between conservative values and left-right political orientation in 28 European countries. The results show that while values such as ‘resistance to change’ and an ‘acceptance of inequality’ are closely linked to right-wing political orientation in Western Europe, they have a very different effect in Central and Eastern Europe. Only a small number of Central and Eastern European countries show a link between these values and right-wing political orientation, suggesting that we should be careful about making pan-European generalisations on the link between values and politics.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 08:46
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017 08:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72482

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