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Взаимозависимость легитимности политического режима и уровня экономического благосостояния граждан

The consequentialist approach  to defining legitimacy became widespread at the end of the 20th century. According to this interpretation the successful economic policy maintains citizens’ support for political regime. This article represents an empirical analysis of the relationship between political regime legitimacy and citizens’ economic welfare. The analysis is based on cross-sectional data (44 countries, 2008). Besides, in this research we take into account the multilevel (hierarchical) data structure. We conclude that there is a positive relationship between subjective economic welfare and subjective legitimacy.