Handbook on Political Trust
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Handbook on Political Trust

Edited by Sonja Zmerli and Tom W.G. van der Meer

Political trust – in government, parliament, or political parties – has taken centre stage in political science for more than half a century, reflecting ongoing concerns with the legitimacy and functioning of representative democracy. To provide scholars, students and policy makers with a tool to navigate through the complexity of causes and consequences of political trust, this Handbook offers an excellent overview of the conceptual, theoretical, methodological and empirical state of the art, complemented by accounts of regional particularities, and authored by international experts in this field.
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Chapter 15: Political trust and voting behaviour

Éric Bélanger

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15. Political trust and voting behaviour* Éric Bélanger INTRODUCTION The large reservoir of politically distrustful citizens across Western democracies (see some of the chapters in Part III of this volume) has raised concerns about the legitimacy ...

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