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Globalization and Domestic PoliticsParties, Elections, and Public Opinion$
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Jack Vowles and Georgios Xezonakis

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198757986

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757986.001.0001

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Has the Global Financial Crisis Changed Citizen Behaviour? A Four‐Country Study

Has the Global Financial Crisis Changed Citizen Behaviour? A Four‐Country Study

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Globalization and Domestic Politics

Erik R. Tillman

Oxford University Press

The global financial crisis (GFC) has resulted in severe recessions in a number of advanced democracies, highlighting the inability of incumbent governments to prevent the crisis. This chapter examines whether the GFC has led to changes in mass attitudes and behaviour, such as economic voting and performance voting, in four open economies: Germany, Iceland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Using survey data from the elections immediately before and after the start of the GFC, the chapter examines satisfaction with democracy and whether attitudes towards democracy and the determinants of party support changed in a systematic fashion after the onset of the GFC. The results suggest that the factors underlying citizen support for democracy and party support have not changed in any clear fashion.

Keywords:   economic voting, satisfaction with democracy, global financial crisis, performance voting, Germany, Ireland, Iceland, United Kingdom

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