An analysis of the relation between participation of the citizens, government policy and satisfaction.

Project Details


This investigation deals with the 'gap' between politicians and citizens and the declining satisfaction of the public with the government. The research project focuses on the local level. There are three research questions. First, we examine the connection between the objective qualitu of the government policy and the subjective satisfaction of the citizens. We expect a positive relation between policy and satisfation. Secondly we will examine the impact of the (political) participation and the quality of the pursued policy and the perception of it. Finally we pay attention to the explanation of the unequal participation. Answering these three research questions will happen on the basis of quantative analyses. We will use data from existing researches and data files.
Effective start/end date1/01/0731/12/09

Flemish discipline codes

  • Other social sciences


  • politicology