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Political Performance and Institutional Trust

Arthur Miller and Ola Listhaug

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Previous chapters have demonstrated that low and declining citizen respect for government institutions and political leaders is characteristic of contemporary industrialized societies. Evidence since ... More


Institutional Explanations for Political Support

Pippa Norris

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Substantial cross‐national variations have been demonstrated in political support/institutional confidence; the aim of this chapter is to investigate why these major differences between countries ... More


The Economic Performance of Governments

Ian McAllister

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A major conclusion of this book is that there are few consistent trends in popular support for the political community but there is high and perhaps even growing support for democratic values and ... More


Federalism

Megan Mullin

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines public attitudes about the allocation of powers within the American federalist system. Previous research has shown that public perceptions of the responsibilities and ... More


Historical Perspectives on Public Accountability

Albert N. Link and John T. Scott

in Public Goods, Public Gains: Calculating the Social Benefits of Public R&D

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199729685
eISBN:
9780199894697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729685.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Program evaluation is motivated in this chapter on the basis of the historical origins of public accountability. Details of legislation within the past two decades are overviewed with an emphasis on ... More


Policy Investment Performance in Britain, 1971–2000

Anthony M. Bertelli and Peter John

in Public Policy Investment: Priority-Setting and Conditional Representation In British Statecraft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199663972
eISBN:
9780191755996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663972.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides statistical evidence for four important aspects of public policy investment and conditional representation. The accumulation of policy capital is associated with better ... More


Lost Labour Votes? Records, Personalities and Issues

John Curtice, Nicola McEwen, Michael Marsh, and Rachel Ormston

in Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638994
eISBN:
9780748652891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638994.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Even if it were the case that people in Scotland want more autonomy and that support for independence has increased, it does not necessarily follow that this is why the SNP achieved its breakthrough ... More


Does Measuring Performance Lead to Better Performance?

Mary Bryna Sanger

in Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

Performance measurement, despite its widespread use by American cities, rarely leads to improved government or more efficient municipal management. Through contacts with organizations that track, ... More


Output-oriented Legitimacy: Individual- and System-level Influences on Democracy Satisfaction

David Sanders, Harold Clarke, Marianne Stewart, and Paul Whiteley

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter shows that the individual calculus of democratic satisfaction operates remarkably evenly across a range of different institutional contexts, with assessments of government performance ... More


Does Globalization Weaken Accountability and Representation?

Stephen Fisher

in Globalization and Domestic Politics: Parties, Elections, and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757986
eISBN:
9780191817878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757986.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Globalization is sometimes thought to constrain governments. This might lead voters to give up on trying to hold government to account and focus more on voting for parties that represent their views ... More


Addressing the Policy Challenge: Improving Supply of and Meeting Demands for Sound Evidence

Rolf Alter

in Governance Indicators: Approaches, Progress, Promise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817062
eISBN:
9780191858680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817062.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Countries worldwide recognise the need for further efforts to develop robust and comparable policy-relevant evidence on government performance that can feed into the policy-making cycle. Despite this ... More


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