Citizens and the State

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Political Science - 498 pages
Fears that representative democracy in western Europe is in crisis are examined on the basis of trends in mass attitudes over the past two or three decades. The evidence suggests not crisis but a changing relationship between citizens and the state. This change poses a democratictransformation in the countries of Western Europe. Series Description This set of five volumes is an exhaustive study of beliefs in government in post-war Europe. Based upon an extensive collection of survey evidence, the results challenge widely argued theories of mass opinion, and much scholarly writing about citizen attitudes towards government and politics. The series arises from a research project sponsored by the European Science Foundation Series ISBN: 0-19-961880-1

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About the author (1998)

Hans-Dieter Klingemann is at Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin. Dieter Fuchs is at Free University, and Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin.