Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76271
Authors: 
Wagner, Alexander F.
Dufour, Mathias
Schneider, Friedrich
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 910
Abstract: 
What determines citizens' satisfaction with the constitution in operation ? We make two contributions towards an answer to this important policy question. First, we place stronger emphasis than existing studies on quantitative interpretations of the importance of different factors. We use scenario analysis to show that a consensual system generally promotes satisfaction, but affects different types of citizens differently. Second, we focus on informal institutions and rules of the game in European societies. Corporatism and group membership as a measure of social capital are good for satisfaction, and people who live in countries with a high degree of income inequality tend to be less satisfied. The findings for trust and for the rule of law are ambiguous.
Subjects: 
satisfaction with democracy
political economy
institutions
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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