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Promising Democracy. Parties, Citizens and Election Promises

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Title: Promising Democracy. Parties, Citizens and Election Promises
Authors: Naurin, Elin
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2009
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Date of Defence: 2009-10-02
Disputation: Fredagen den 2 oktober 2009, kl 10.15, sal 10, universitetsbyggnaden, Vasaparken
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Gothenburg Studies in Politics
Keywords: election promises, representative democracy, public opinion, voter behaviour, elections, mandates, accountability, political trust, election campaigns, election manifestoes, policy evaluation, Sweden.
Abstract: Election promises have important roles to play in representative democracy. This book gives focus to what seems to be a puzzling controversy between scholars and ordinary citizens concerning whether or not politicians actually keep their promises. While research presents an image of responsible parties acting on most of their election promises, ordinary people are mostly presumed to hold the opposite view – that parties usually break their promises. This “Pledge Puzzle” is investigated through a... more
ISBN: 978-91-89246-42-3
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