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Political parties do represent their voters, but the degree of representation varies across issues and parties

Dalton, Russell (2016) Political parties do represent their voters, but the degree of representation varies across issues and parties. Democratic Audit UK (16 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Politicians are frequently castigated as being ‘out of touch with voters’, with populist movements of both the left and the right prospering in recent years at least in part due to this perception. But how valid is it? Russell Dalton looks at European political parties and in his study found that, on the whole, political parties do a decent job of representing the views of their constituents across a range of issues, even during times of acute crisis.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
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 08:43
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 22:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80853

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