This chapter first restates the book’s principle aims. Summarizing the findings of previous chapters, on the ‘demand side’ it finds no evidence for a ‘representation deficit’ as a result of globalization nor a shift towards valence politics. On the ‘supply side’ in some but not all societies, globalization shifts party positions rightward. The effects of globalization on the median voter are, however, unclear. Are voters policy‐takers, taking their cues from elites, or policymakers, through whom the effects of globalization are transmitted to elites? We report conflicting findings, indicating the need for more research. Meanwhile, government accountability remains as strong as ever under the condition of globalization. There are no negative effects on satisfaction with democracy, or political efficacy except, in the latter case, those generated by elite cues uncorrelated with the extent of globalization. However, there is slightly lower satisfaction with democracy and lower turnout among potential ‘losers’.
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