Economic crisis and attitudes towards democracy: How ideology moderates reactions to economic downturns

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Show simple item record Jurado Nebreda, Ignacio Navarrete, Rosa 2022-07-01T08:50:23Z 2022-07-01T08:50:23Z 2021-08-11
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Jurado, I., & Navarrete, R. M. (2021). Economic Crisis and Attitudes Towards Democracy: How Ideology Moderates Reactions to Economic Downturns. In Frontiers in Political Science, 3
dc.identifier.issn 2673-3145
dc.description.abstract This paper studies the extent to which economic crises bust different reactions depending on individual ideological identity. Our argument is that individual left-right identification shapes how citizens evaluate the functioning of democracy, and consequently, it moderates the impact of economic crises on democratic discontent. We argue that left-wing individuals’ views on democratic performance would be more heavily affected by economic results and strongly shaped by the (in)capacity of a democracy to represent its citizens in its reaction to the economic crisis. After testing our argument with data from the ESS, we provide evidence from a survey experiment conducted in Spain. Both analyses show that economic crises are relevant in explaining democratic dissatisfaction, but the strength of their impact depends on ideological identities. Economic results have a stronger effect on the satisfaction with democracy of left-wing individuals by negatively affecting their perception of the functioning of democratic representation.
dc.description.sponsorship The publication of this article was funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg and the University of Mannheim. We would like to thank the Economic and Social Research Council for its generous support through grant ES/N01734X/1.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Frontiers Media SA
dc.rights © 2021 Jurado and Navarrete.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Left-right ideology
dc.subject.other Satisfaction with democracy
dc.subject.other Attitudes towards democracy
dc.subject.other European crisis
dc.subject.other Spain
dc.title Economic crisis and attitudes towards democracy: How ideology moderates reactions to economic downturns
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Política
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Frontiers in Political Science
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 3
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000030045
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales
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