Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

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List of Figures
2.1 The production of democratic legitimacy among election winners and losers 31
3.1 Winner-loser gap in satisfaction with democracy 42
3.2 Winner-loser gap in evaluations of system responsiveness 43
3.3 Winner-loser gap in support for democratic principles 44
3.4 Winner-loser gap in protest potential 47
4.1 Levels of satisfaction with democracy among winners and losers 1975-94 (in percent) 57
4.2 Evaluations of the political system in Britain, 1976-95 58
4.3 Evaluations of the political system in Germany, 1976-95 58
4.4 Evaluations of the political system in Spain, 1985-95 59
4.5 Democracy satisfaction among losers: Britain, 1979-95 61
4.6 Democracy satisfaction among losers: Germany, 1983-97 62
4.7 Democracy satisfaction among losers: Spain, 1985-95 63
5.1 Interactive effects of winner-loser status and individual predisposition on system support 74
5.2 The mediating role of individual predispositions on legitimacy beliefs among losers 75
6.1 Winner-loser gap in support for new versus old regime 98
6.2 Winner-loser gap in support for parliament 99
6.3 Winner-loser gap in evaluation of political system 100
6.4 Winner-loser gap in support for democratic principles 101
7.1 Interactive effects of institutions and winner-loser status on system support 123
7.2 The mediating role of institutions on legitimacy beliefs among losers 124
8.1 Losers' satisfaction with democracy 145
8.2 Losers' evaluations of fairness of election 145
8.3 Losers' evaluations of responsiveness 146

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Table of contents

  • Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Figures viii
  • List of Tables ix
  • About the Authors xi
  • Part I the Winner-Loser Gap 15
  • Part II Understanding Differences in Losers' Consent 71
  • Appendix: Data Sources and Survey Items 195
  • References 200
  • Index 213
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