DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS? AN ANALYSIS OF VARIOUS DIMENSIONS AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRACY
This joint research project investigates the varying levels of regime support in a number of democracies (full or flawed) across the world, with a specific focus on the sources or origins of regime support as well as the different types of regime support. The following dimensions of regime support have been considered for analysis: diffuse and specific support; the quality of government; political participation; institutional trust or confidence; generalised and interpersonal trust; subjective well-being and happiness; and elite versus mass perspectives.
The research project is being conducted under the auspices of the Centre for International and Comparative Politics (CICP), the research centre of the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
Working paper series
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Paper 04: Trust in parliament
Sören Holmberg, Staffan I. Lindberg and Richard Svensson (University of Gothenburg)