TO SLADKÉ SLOVO DEMOKRACIA ... SPOKOJNOSŤ S DEMOKRACIOU A POLITICKÉ ODCUDZENIE NA SLOVENSKU
This sweet word democracy ... Satisfaction with democracy and political alienation in Slovakia
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Based on empirical findings of the ISSP survey the study analyses public perception of rights in democracy, satisfaction with how the democracy works, and external and internal efficacy. Some results are compared in time. The paper conceptualizes the satisfaction with democracy as satisfaction with good governance; furthermore it explores what are the main factors which influence satisfaction with democracy. The author concludes that Slovak citizens give preference to the social rights whereas the political ones (including participation) are perceived as less important. The external efficacy (responsiveness of political elites, level of corruption, fairness, impartiality etc.) has stronger explanatory power than internal efficacy in regard to democracy satisfaction. On the other hand the internal efficacy (interest in politics, cognitive understanding, participation potential etc.) has declined during last nine years.
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