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On which empirical basis can this theoretical interest be pursued? The research presented in this chapter will profit from the rare opportunity to link the macro dimension represented by data from the DB to the micro dimension represented by data from comparative representative sample surveys conducted in 18 European countries in the 2012/2013 period. This possibility for systematic linkage is rare in comparative political research and owes itself to the fact that both types of data were assembled in the context of the Zurich NCCR under identical or at least very similar theoretical premises for both the macro and the micro level of measurement.
Kaase maintenance across the time dimension. Only the third item requiring governments to explain their decisions to the voters can be interpreted as the need to provide equality in political information. 5); one interesting exception pertains when it comes to reducing differences in income levels. Respondents in Scandinavia, Middle Europe and UK/Ireland find this issue less important than people in the remaining two regions, and this is quite plausible considering the fact that the state, especially in Scandinavia, has already established a long tradition in supplying citizens with welfare services, a tendency corroborated by the data in column 3.
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