The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Support for Democracy

Faculty/Professorship: Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration 
Author(s): Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Hoffmann-Lange, Ursula  
Alternative Title: Die Auswirkungen der globalen Wirtschaftskrise auf die Unterstützung der Demokratie
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: 164-174
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.4.164-174
This contribution provides a brief introduction into the second part of this HSR Special Issue. It informs about an ongoing project on the development of democracy in seven countries, five 'new' and two 'established' democracies. The five new democracies are Chile, South Korea, Poland, South Africa and Turkey. They are compared to Sweden and Germany. The five new democracies are located in different world regions and have different cultural and historical backgrounds. The contribution provides basic economic and political information on these countries. It also describes the common data base used by the six contributions: two surveys of members of parliament conducted in 2007 and 2013 as well as waves 5 and 6 of the World Values Survey conducted at about the same time. The common focus of all six contributions is the analysis of change in political legitimacy between 2007 and 2013.
GND Keywords: Wirtschaftskrise; Demokratie; Politische Kultur; Legitimität; Geschichte 2007-2013; Internationaler Vergleich
Keywords: parliamentarians, citizens, quality of democracy, support for democracy
DDC Classification: 320 Political Science  
RVK Classification: MD 2700   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 19. November 2019