An alternative to representation: explaining preferences for citizens as political decision-makers

Gherghina, S. and Geissel, B. (2018) An alternative to representation: explaining preferences for citizens as political decision-makers. Political Studies Review, (doi:10.1177/1478929918807713) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Extensive scholarly attention is devoted to citizens’ preferences for alternative models of political decision-making. However, few efforts were made to identify who these citizens are and why they display a certain preference. To address this void in the literature, our article analyzes the determinants of preferences for citizens as decision-makers. It uses individual-level data from a 2014 survey on a probability representative sample in Germany and tests the effects of political attitudes toward institutions of representative democracy, interest in politics, and civic involvement. It controls for consumption of political news, education, and age.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., and Geissel, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Political Studies Review
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:1478-9299
ISSN (Online):1478-9302
Published Online:25 October 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Political Studies Review 2018
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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