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Coalitiesteun in Antwerpen, Hasselt en Oostkamp : De invloed van politieke ontevredenheid, politiek wantrouwen en etnocentrisme vergeleken

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  • Marc Swyngedouw orcid logo
  • Koen Abts orcid logo
  • Jarl Kampen orcid logo

Abstract

In this paper we investigate the effects of political dissatisfaction, political distrust and ethnocentrism on support to the incumbent coalition in three different municipalities in Flanders. Theoretically, we define the concept of politica! trust, at which it is differentiated from political satisfaction and politica! alienation. At the same time, four dimensions of politica! distrust are disentangled: competence, integrity, responsiveness and justice. Empirically, four research questions may be distinguished. First, we investigate whether political satisfaction, political trust and ethnocentrism have an independent effect on support to the ruling majority. Second, we check whether there are differential effects of the dimensions of political trust on the dependent variable in the different municipalities.Third, we try to con nect the micro-level data with macro-level, by linking the results with the characteristics of the local government and the party system. Fourth, we examine the influence of the presence of extreme right.

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Swyngedouw, M., Abts, K. & Kampen, J., (2007) “Coalitiesteun in Antwerpen, Hasselt en Oostkamp : De invloed van politieke ontevredenheid, politiek wantrouwen en etnocentrisme vergeleken”, Res Publica 49(4), 577-601.

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30 Dec 2007
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