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 22: Political trust and the mass media

Ken Newton

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22. Political trust and the mass media Ken Newton INTRODUCTION Two questions are central to the subject of the news media and trust, one concerning public trust in news sources, the other the trust or distrust generated by the news media in the pu...

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