Performance and Political Support

  • Kjetil DuvoldEmail author
  • Sten Berglund
  • Joakim Ekman


Chapter  4 presents an analysis of how Baltic people evaluate the performance of their respective political systems. The focus is thus on the evaluative dimension of political culture: do people get what they expect from their governments; and if not, what are the implications for system support and democratic stability in the region? It starts with a conceptual discussion about political culture and public support. It continues with an overview of performance-related public attitudes in the three Baltic countries, looking at ethnic differences as well as cross-national and longitudinal patterns. In the third part, a fourfold typology for classification of different political subcultures is introduced before the question of system support is discussed in light of democratic stability.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dalarna UniversityFalunSweden
  2. 2.Örebro UniversityÖrebroSweden
  3. 3.Södertörn UniversityStockholmSweden

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