The Danger of Deconsolidation: The Democratic Disconnect

  title={The Danger of Deconsolidation: The Democratic Disconnect},
  author={R. Foa and Roberto Stefan Yascha Mounk},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={17 - 5}
Abstract: The citizens of wealthy, established democracies are less satisfied with their governments than they have been at any time since opinion polling began. Most scholars have interpreted this as a sign of dissatisfaction with particular governments rather than with the political system as a whole. Drawing on recent public opinion data, we suggest that this optimistic interpretation is no longer plausible. Across a wide sample of countries in North America and Western Europe, citizens of… Expand

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