Parliamentarians' Evaluations of the Global Economic Crisis

Faculty/Professorship: Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration 
Author(s): Hoffmann-Lange, Ursula  
Alternative Title: Einschätzungen der Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise durch Parlamentarier
Title of the Journal: Historical Social Research
ISSN: 0172-6404
Corporate Body: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Publisher Information: Köln : GESIS
Year of publication: 2018
Volume: 43
Issue: 4
Pages: 175-202
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.4.175-202
Based on two surveys of parliamentarians in five new (Chile, South Korea, Poland, South Africa, Turkey) and two established (Germany, Sweden) democracies, the paper analyzes perceptions of the global economic crisis as well as evaluations of policies to fight the crisis and their determinants. In a second step, it will be determined if these perceptions and evaluations are related to participation in government and to the ideological positions of the political parties. Finally, it will be asked if a decline in democratic legitimacy in the political orientations of MPs and citizens can be observed in the wake of the crisis.
GND Keywords: Demokratie; Abgeordneter; Wirtschaftskrise; Politische Einstellung; Internationaler Vergleich
Keywords: Economic perceptions, Great Recession, government participation, party ideology, confidence in political institutions, support for democracy, political legitimacy
DDC Classification: 320 Political Science  
RVK Classification: MF 5400   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 19. November 2019