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Representation in times of crisis: deputy–voter congruence on views of representation in Portugal
Ana Maria Belchior (Belchior, A. M.); Emmanouil Tsatsanis (Tsatsanis, E.); Conceição Pequito Teixeira (Teixeira, C. P.);
Título Revista
International Political Science Review
Ano
2016
Língua
Inglês
País
Reino Unido
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Abstract/Resumo
This article compares how Portuguese voters and deputies evaluated the role of legislators and the representation process before and after the economic crisis (2008 and 2012, respectively). It makes use of a set of six issues characterising two views of representation: one institutional–independent and another participatory–mandatory. It also includes an analysis of two core policy issues. The research draws upon surveys of Portuguese voters and deputies carried out in 2008 and 2012. Findings reveal significant changes in the patterns of representation, a tendency for greater deputy–voter correspondence on the issues of representation, and lesser correspondence among government parties on core policy issues. Finally, voters’ views of representation seem equally significant when explaining levels of congruence both before and after the crisis.
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Palavras-chave
Economic crisis,Representation patterns,Congruence,System support,Portugal
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