More Money, Fewer Problems? Cross-Level Effects of Economic Deprivation on Political Representation

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_FC39D47BCAA0
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
More Money, Fewer Problems? Cross-Level Effects of Economic Deprivation on Political Representation
Périodique
West European Politics
Auteur(s)
Rosset J., Giger N., Bernauer J.
ISSN
0140-2382
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
36
Numéro
4
Pages
817-835
Langue
anglais
Résumé
While equal political representation of all citizens is a fundamental democratic goal, it is hampered empirically in a multitude of ways. This study examines how the societal level of economic inequality affects the representation of relatively poor citizens by parties and governments. Using CSES survey data for citizens' policy preferences and expert placements of political parties, empirical evidence is found that in economically more unequal societies, the party system represents the preferences of relatively poor citizens worse than in more equal societies. This moderating effect of economic equality is also found for policy congruence between citizens and governments, albeit slightly less clear-cut.
Mots-clé
Political Representation, Policy congruence, Economic Inequality, Political Parties, Poor Citizens, Cross-Level Interactions
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