By José María Maravall, Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca
This ebook contributes to debates in optimistic democratic conception approximately responsibility and illustration. It bridges the space among formal versions and theoretically vulnerable empirical analyses. The chapters remain as regards to the result of the formal literature, yet they supply a extra life like description of the way the democratic keep watch over of governments operates. The ebook reports the numerous hindrances that voters face to carry governments responsible: (1) electorate mix judgments of previous functionality with different concerns - similar to ideological or ethnic standards; (2) events in workplace may perhaps restrict the data of electorate; and (3) associations bias the workout of responsibility.
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Finally, the type of government, single versus coalition cabinet, does not affect electoral variations. Electors do not seem to be sensitive to political responsibility. 34 16:8 P1: ICD 9780521884105c01a CUFX184/Maravall 978 0 521 88410 5 Printer: cupusbw October 25, 2007 Explaining the Electoral Performance of Incumbents in Democracies To make sure that inflation is irrelevant to explaining electoral performance, the second model introduces the effect of both hyperinflation and a severe anti-inflationary policy.
Electoral Performance of Different Ideological Governments The Incumbent’s Ideology Now I want to test whether voters judge right-wing and left-wing governments differently. I assume that there is a main axis around which parties mobilize voters in democracies, the left–right cleavage. Other dimensions that may also structure political competition, such as nationalism, religion, or rural versus urban environments, are excluded. The left–right cleavage divides parties along a socioeconomic dimension, regarding principally the degree of state control of the economy.
Controlling Governments: Voters, Institutions, and Accountability by José María Maravall, Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca