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Citizen assessment of the political system is fostered by rational considerations rather than virtuousness

Ferland, Benjamin (2016) Citizen assessment of the political system is fostered by rational considerations rather than virtuousness. Democratic Audit UK (02 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Scholars have often assumed that citizens value fairness with respect to the inclusion and representation of different groups in the electoral process, and therefore are likely to favour proportional over majoritarian systems. However, in a recent study Benjamin Ferland found that citizens actually prefer their party to be advantaged at the expense of others, indicating citizen satisfaction with the political system is shaped more by rational considerations than by virtuousness.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 08:16
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80827

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