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Why people don't trust government

Author: Joseph S Nye; Philip Zelikow; David C King
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997.
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"Bringing together essays by leading Harvard scholars, this book explores the roots of mistrust. It first examines government's current scope, its actual performance, and citizens' perceptions of its performance. It then assesses many possible explanations that have been offered for the decline of trust, including the end of the Cold War, elevated expectations following World War II, a weakened economy, the effects  Read more...
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Why people don't trust government.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605094888
Online version:
Why people don't trust government.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)608917351
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph S Nye; Philip Zelikow; David C King
ISBN: 0674940563 9780674940567 0674940571 9780674940574
OCLC Number: 36892853
Description: xi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The evolving scope of government / Ernest R. May --
Measuring the performance of government / Derek Bok --
Fall from grace: the public's loss of faith in government / Gary Orren --
Is it really the economy, stupid? / Robert Z. Lawrence --
Social and cultural causes of dissatisfaction with U.S. government / Jane Mansbridge --
The polarization of American parties and mistrust of government / David C. King --
The politics of mistrust /Richard E. Neustadt --
Changing attitudes in America / Robert J. Blendon [and others] --
Postmaterialist values and the erosion of institutional authority / Ronald Inglehart --
Public trust and democracy in Japan / Susan J. Pharr.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Philip D. Zelikow, David C. King.

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America's confidence in its government has declined over the last 30 years. This book explores the roots of this mistrust, examining the people's perceptions of government performance and assessing  Read more...

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