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Book chapter

Introduction: Democracy — the European Verdict

P. 1-20.
Ferrín M., Kriesi H.

This chapter introduces the basic model of liberal democracy, which constitutes the focus of the entire study, as well as the two models going beyond this basic model—social and direct democracy. In addition, it situates our approach with respect to the rich literature on the study of democratic support, it provides an introduction to our explanatory strategy, and it provides an overview of the content of the volume. The discussion of our approach introduces the basic distinctions between views, evaluations, and legitimacy beliefs, while the presentation of the explanatory strategies first distinguishes between individual and context characteristics, and then focuses on political and economic (as opposed to cultural) characteristics of the context.

In book

Introduction: Democracy — the European Verdict
Edited by: M. Ferrín, H. Kriesi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.