Value Orientations and Support for Democracy Among Elites and Mass Publics in Old and New Democracies

Faculty/Professorship: Comparative Politics  
Author(s): Hoffmann-Lange, Ursula
Other Contributing Persons: Gaman-Golutvina, Oxana; Klemenshev, Andrey
Title of the compilation: Political Elites in Old and New Democracies
Publisher Information: Kaliningrad : Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Press
Year of publication: 2012
Pages: 19
ISBN: 978-5-9971-0216-6
Language(s): English
The paper argues that without a broad elite consensus on democratic institutions and practices new democracies remain fragile. The paper will study if and how support for democracy in the general population is associated with the degree of elite consensus on democratic values and procedures across party lines.
Keywords: values, democracies, elites, masses, political legitimacy
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Year of publication: 18. October 2013