Der Effekt der Systemunterstützung auf die politische Partizipation. Eine vergleichende Analyse westlicher Demokratien.
English title: The Effect of System Support on Political Participation. A Comparative Analysis of Western Democracies.
Author(s): Dominik Allenspach -
Type: Book (monograph)
What is the shape of the effect of political system support on political participation? Research on political system support has usually assumed a linear effect of political system support on political participation. The assumption has been that individuals with high political system support are more likely to engage in institutionalized political participation whereas individuals with low political system support raise their voice by engaging in non-institutionalized political participation. Although there has been empirical evidence for such linear effects the latest research for Latin American countries demonstrates that the effect is usually U-shaped. If such a parabolic effect of political system support on political participation also exists in western democracies has not been examined so far. In this study the existence of a parabolic effect is examined in several western democracies. The findings reveal that the effects of political system support on political participation are indeed parabolic shaped.
Number of pages: 304