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dc.contributor.authorRose, Jonathanen
dc.contributor.authorSeyd, Benen
dc.contributor.authorCurtis, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-28T09:29:00Z
dc.date.available2017-09-28T09:29:00Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-17
dc.identifier.citationSeyd, B., Curtis, J. and Rose, J. How Might Reform of the Political System Appeal to Discontented Citizens? British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 20 (2), pp. 263-284en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14537
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractIn Britain, levels of political trust have declined, stimulating policy makers to explore ways of appealing to discontented citizens. One such initiative involves reform of the political system. Yet this raises the question of which types of political reform are likely to appeal to discontented citizens. Existing studies have examined how individuals respond to political reforms, yet these studies only consider a limited range of institutional changes. Scholars and policy makers thus know little about the popular appeal of a wider set of institutional reforms. Taking advantage of proposals for political reform in Britain, this article considers public reactions to a wide range of institutional changes. Using data from the 2011 British Social Attitudes survey, we find that direct democratic reforms are not the only changes that appeal to discontented citizens. Instead, policy-makers may also appeal to the distrustful via reforms that allow voters more control over their political representatives.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.subjectPoliticsen
dc.subjectPolitical trusten
dc.subjectDirect democracyen
dc.subjectInstitutional reformen
dc.titleHow Might Reform of the Political System Appeal to Discontented Citizens?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1369148117736189
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2017-09-18en
dc.researchinstituteLocal Governance Research Centre (LGRC)en


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