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Democracy And Trust

Author : Mark E. Warren
ISBN : 0521646871
Genre : Political Science
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Surveys suggest an erosion of trust in government, among individuals, and between groups. Although these trends are often thought to be bad for democracy, the relationship between democracy and trust is paradoxical. Trust can develop where interests converge, but in politics interests conflict. Democracy recognizes that politics does not provide a natural terrain for robust trust relations, and so includes a healthy distrust of the interests of others, especially the powerful. Democratic systems institutionalize distrust by providing many opportunities for citizens to oversee those empowered with the public trust. At the same time, trust is a generic social building block of collective action, and for this reason alone democracy cannot do without trust. At a minimum, democratic institutions depend on a trust among citizens sufficient for representation, resistance, and alternative forms of governance. Bringing together social science and political theory, this book provides a valuable exploration of these central issues.

The Road To Democracy In South Africa 1970 1980

Author : South African Democracy Education Trust
ISBN : 1868884066
Genre : History
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The Road to Democracy project is a chronological analysis of four decades - 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990, 1990-1994, bearing in mind the four areas of focus above and the following themes for each decade which include: Political context: the political dynamics of each decade, such as the banning of the liberation movements, the formation of insurgency structures, exile and the containment of black resistance in the 1960s, key organizations and key individuals: the formation, policies and objectives, membership and activities of key organizations during each decade, and the role of key historical, as well as less well-known but significant, actors, strategy and tactics: the evolution of the strategy and tactics of key organizations, including debates around changing strategies and the impact of adopted strategies and tactics on revolutionary developments, regime response: the response of the apartheid regime to the activities of the liberation movements, including changes in the nature of the apartheid state, the evolution of policies to contain black resistance, and repression and counter-revolutionary strategy, international context: the role of the international community in the liberation of South Africa and international events and processes that impacted on the liberation struggle, regional context: regional events and processes that had an impact on the liberation struggle and the decision to adopt a negotiation strategy and studies of provincial and local involvement in the liberation struggle as well as the major outcomes at the end of each decade.


Author : Russell Hardin
ISBN : 0745624650
Genre : Political Science
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This text deals with the myths surrounding the concept of trust in society and politics. It examines the literature on trust to analyse public concerns about declining levels of trust, both in our fellow citizens and in our governments and their officials. It also explores the various manifestations of trust and distrust in public life.

Political Democracy Trust And Social Justice

Author : Charles F. Andrain
ISBN : 1555536468
Genre : Political Science
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A rigorous explanation of connections among confidence in government institutions, popular support for democracy, and social justice in societies around the world.

Renewing Local Democracy

Author : Lawrence Pratchett
ISBN : 0714650463
Genre : Political Science
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In so doing it provides a valuable exploration of Labour's modernisation plans which will be of use to anyone who is concerned with local government or local democracy."--BOOK JACKET.

Trust Democracy And Multicultural Challenges

Author : Patti Tamara Lenard
ISBN : 9780271052540
Genre : Political Science
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Banning minarets by referendum in Switzerland, publicly burning Korans in the United States, prohibiting kirpans in public spaces in Canada&—these are all examples of the rising backlash against diversity that is spreading across multicultural societies. Trust has always been precarious, and never more so than as a result of increased immigration. The number of religions, races, ethnicities, and cultures living together in democratic communities and governed by shared political institutions is rising. The failure to construct public policy to cope with this diversity&—to ensure that trust can withstand the pressure that diversity can pose&—is a failure of democracy. The threat to trust originates in the perception that the values and norms that should underpin a public culture are no longer truly shared. Therefore, societies must focus on building trust through a revitalized public culture. In Trust, Democracy, and Multicultural Challenges, Patti Tamara Lenard plots a course for this revitalization. She argues that trust is at the center of effective democratic politics, that increasing ethnocultural diversity as a result of immigration may generate distrust, and therefore that democratic communities must work to generate the conditions under which trust between newcomers and &“native&” citizens can be built, so that the quality of democracy is sustained.

Participation Citizenship And Trust In Children S Lives

Author : H. Warming
ISBN : 9781137295781
Genre : Social Science
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This book critically analyzes and theorizes trust dynamics in children's lives and how they impact upon children's participation, citizenship and well-being, drawing on a wealth of empirical evidence that examines trust in various institutional and cultural contexts.

Trust And Rule

Author : Charles Tilly
ISBN : 052185525X
Genre : Philosophy
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This book provides an essential background to the explanation of democratization and de-democratization.


Author : F. R. Ankersmit
ISBN : IND:30000101127201
Genre : Political Science
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The last twenty years have witnessed the world-wide triumph of democracy. We now know that democracy is the only political system that enables us to face the challenges of modernity and of the future. But we also know that democracy is more than democratic institutions alone. Democracy must also somehow be inscribed in the hearts of the citizens. What, then, are the socio-psychological demands of democracy? There is near to unanimous agreement that trust is decisive here: democracy can only thrive in a society of citizens prepared to trust each other and acting on the belief that mutual benefits are to be expected from co-operation. Thus far research has preferred to focus on trust between private citizens or groups of private citizens. The political dimension of trust has only rarely been addressed. The present collection of historical and theoretical studies attempts to fill this lacuna. It answers the question of why and under what circumstances citizens will trust or distrust the democratic state. It also addresses a paradox of democracy: democracy needs the 'cement of trust', but trust should not be given unconditionally.

E Democracy Security Privacy And Trust In A Digital World

Author : Alexander B. Sideridis
ISBN : 9783319117102
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Trust in a Digital World, e-Democracy 2013, held in Athens, Greece, December 2013. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on security, privacy; e-governance; e-government applications, virtualizations; politics, legislation: European initiatives.

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