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Accountability from the perspective of the forum: citizens’ attitudes towards accountability in Europe

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dc.contributor.author Pérez Durán, Ixchel
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-13T10:26:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-13T10:26:30Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Pérez-Durán I. Accountability from the perspective of the forum: citizens’ attitudes towards accountability in Europe. West European Politics. 2016;39(4):835-58. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2015.1105597
dc.identifier.issn 0140-2382
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44525
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is to analyse citizens’ attitudes towards governmental accountability in 24 European countries and to examine the influence of contextual and individual factors on perceptions of accountability. Using as a dataset the 2012 European Social Survey, the results show that citizens respond positively when the media provides reliable information on which to judge the government, when individuals perceive that governments perform well, when individuals live in more extensive and generous welfare states and when they live in countries where the rule of law is firmly established. In addition, the findings also provide evidence that compared to politically left-wing citizens, right-wing supporters have, on average, a higher perception of governmental accountability. In particular, the findings show strong positive evaluations of right-wing governments by right-wing voters in comparison with left-wing governments by left-wing voters.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof West European Politics. 2016;39(4):835-58
dc.rights © This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in West European Politics on 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01402382.2015.1105597.
dc.title Accountability from the perspective of the forum: citizens’ attitudes towards accountability in Europe
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rego.12150
dc.subject.keyword Accountability
dc.subject.keyword Public opinion
dc.subject.keyword European Social Survey
dc.subject.keyword Welfare states
dc.subject.keyword Media
dc.subject.keyword Government performance
dc.subject.keyword Rule of law
dc.subject.keyword Ideology
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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