Researcher: Dr Ignacio Jurado
In this two-year research project, funded by the ESRC, Dr Ignacio Jurado seeks to answer three related questions:
The main hypothesis of this project is that Southern European countries are undergoing a crisis of legitimation. Citizens' democratic dissatisfaction is the consequence of a responsiveness gap: that is, of citizens' perception that governments are not responding to their demands anymore. The project explores how this crisis of representation and legitimation is taking place and its consequences.