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Citizens and the State

Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Dieter Fuchs


This book is the first in the ‘Beliefs in government’ series, and examines the general consensus that the relationship between citizens and the state in Western European societies have undergone a fundamental change over the last few decades, to the detriment of representative democracy. Addressing the problem from the citizen's perspective, it identifies the ten fundamental components of the view that representative democracy is under threat, and then proceeds to test them empirically against the dataset supplied by the Beliefs in Government research project. The results are startling. They r ... More

Keywords: Beliefs in Government project, representative democracy, Western Europe

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Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198294733
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198294735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans-Dieter Klingemann, editor
Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin
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Dieter Fuchs, editor
Free University, and Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin
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