Ökonomie – Austerität – Demokratie. Zum Zusammenhang zwischen Austeritätsmaßnahmen und der Zufriedenheit mit der Demokratie in Europa

English title: Economy – Austerity – Democracy. On the interrelation between austerity measures and satisfaction with the functioning of democracy in Europe

Author(s): Sebastian Schief - Ivo Staub -

Language: German

Type: Journal article

Year: 2017


The political handling of the financial and economic crisis presents the European nation-states with considerable challenges. Measures to counter the effects of the crisis as well as the political process leading to those measures may have unintended consequences for the political order. This article examines the question of whether there is an interconnection between governmental austerity measures and the degree of satisfaction with the functioning of the democracy of a country. This satisfaction is important for the legitimacy of democracy. The results of a multilevel analysis show that austerity has a negative impact on the satisfaction of the people with the functioning of democracy.

Volume: 2017

Issue: 4

From page no: 259

To page no: 268

Refereed: Yes


Journal: WSI-Mitteilungen

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