Satisfaction with the Political Domain of Local Government in a Contemporary British City

David Clive Broadstock, Alan Collins

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It employs a factor-augmented ordered logit analysis of data emerging from a representative city-wide series of over 1,000 household interviews. Affective reactions to local economic performance and policy effectiveness are constructed in the spirit of the approach used in earlier work by social scientists. The key significant influences that raise or depress satisfaction at this geographical level are presented. Affective reactions to past policy and the economy are both shown to be statistically significant, but with reactions to the economy being negative while those for other policy reactions seemingly positive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-539
Number of pages16
JournalTijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • factor-augmented ordered logit
  • local government
  • Satisfaction with the political domain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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