Civic Participation

Which democracies are satisfied with their political systems?

Four factors that help explain why dissatisfaction has risen. Image: Unsplash/Element5 Digital

Roberto Foa

Politics and Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Andrew James Klassen

Affiliated Researcher, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

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politics democracy capitalism socialism fainress economics government govern administration system power voting votes elections electing faith trust electorate legislature house of commons house of lords congress senate house of representative prime minister government cabinet president executive legislative  democrats republicans labour conservatives left wing right win us Australia united states new Zealand Switzerland EU European union Norway Finland Sweden united kingdom uk
Islands of contentment make up a small total of the population Image: Global Satisfaction with Democracy Report 2020
United States: growing dissatisfaction.
Dissatisfaction is growing in the United States. Image: Global Satisfaction with Democracy Report 2020
United Kingdom: paralysed over Brexit.
Paralysis has played a part in dissatisfaction in the UK. Image: Global Satisfaction with Democracy Report 2020
South Africa: the Zuma years did little for satisfication in democracy
Dissatisfaction has risen in South Africa. Image: Global Satisfaction with Democracy Report 2020
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