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The dynamics of the winner–loser gap in satisfaction with democracy: Evidence from a Swedish citizen panel

The dynamics of the winner–loser gap in satisfaction with democracy: Evidence from a Swedish... Several studies have demonstrated a gap in support for the political system between electoral winners and losers. This research has generated a large stock of knowledge about the causes and effects of this winner–loser gap. However, we know little about the dynamics of the winner–loser gap over time. Drawing on a unique Swedish panel survey, this study investigates the stability of the winner–loser gap among Swedish voters over an electoral cycle of four years. The empirical analyses demonstrate a substantial consistency of the gap over time also when controlling for other determinants. The winner–loser gap thus seems to be a stable phenomenon rather than a short-lived election effect. The results are robust to different specifications and statistical techniques. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Political Science Review SAGE

The dynamics of the winner–loser gap in satisfaction with democracy: Evidence from a Swedish citizen panel

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2016
ISSN
0192-5121
eISSN
1460-373X
DOI
10.1177/0192512116649279
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Abstract

Several studies have demonstrated a gap in support for the political system between electoral winners and losers. This research has generated a large stock of knowledge about the causes and effects of this winner–loser gap. However, we know little about the dynamics of the winner–loser gap over time. Drawing on a unique Swedish panel survey, this study investigates the stability of the winner–loser gap among Swedish voters over an electoral cycle of four years. The empirical analyses demonstrate a substantial consistency of the gap over time also when controlling for other determinants. The winner–loser gap thus seems to be a stable phenomenon rather than a short-lived election effect. The results are robust to different specifications and statistical techniques.

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International Political Science ReviewSAGE

Published: Nov 1, 2017

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