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Confidence in Political and Private Institutions

Ola Listhaug and Matti Wiberg

in Citizens and the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294733
eISBN:
9780191599699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294735.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examines patterns in public confidence in the major institutions of Western Europe during the decade of the 1980s. It first addresses some conceptual and theoretical issues about the measurement of ... More


Leaders

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at several important trends concerning religious leaders. Religious leadership is a less attractive career choice for young people than it used to be. The numbers of older clergy ... More


Support for Democratic Values

Jacques Thomassen

in Citizens and the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294733
eISBN:
9780191599699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294735.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Attempts to distinguish between lack of confidence in a democratic government that falls short of public expectations, and lack of confidence in democratic government per se. There has been too ... More


Political Efficacy and Trust

Oscar W. Gabriel

in The Impact of Values

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294757
eISBN:
9780191599040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294751.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In public opinion research, only meagre attention has been given to the impact of value orientations on public confidence and trust in the efficacy of the political system. Whereas the implications ... More


Political Support in East–Central Europe

Gábor Tóka

in Citizens and the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294733
eISBN:
9780191599699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294735.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examines the relevance for the new democracies of Eastern Europe of arguments about challenges to representative democracy in Western Europe, focusing on mass attitudes conventionally thought to ... More


Allegations of Disloyalty at Labor and Consumer Agencies, 1939–43

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at key figures in the emerging anticommunist network and analyzes two early episodes: the Smith Committee attack on the National Labor Relations Board and its allies, and the Dies ... More


Support for the Democratic System

Dieter Fuchs, Giovanna Guidorossi, and Palle Svensson

in Citizens and the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294733
eISBN:
9780191599699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294735.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents an empirical test of the hypothesis that support for the democratic system is in decline, based on the Eurobarometer indicator of public satisfaction with democratic function. It begins with ... More


Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The world economic landscape has experienced seismic changes in the fifteen years after restoration of Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997. Fortunately, the Hong Kong economy has remained ... More


The role of government in criminal justice

David Faulkner and Ros Burnett

in Where Next For Criminal Justice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428929
eISBN:
9781447305569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428929.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter looks beyond criminal justice to wider reforms in government and public services – the transition from ‘old public administration’ to ‘new public management’, the mixed results it ... More


Police Performance

Desmond Rea and Robin Masefield

in Policing in Northern Ireland: Delivering the New Beginning?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381502
eISBN:
9781781382172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381502.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter, written by Edgar Jardine, is primarily an assessment of the performance of the PSNI from 2001-02 to 2001-12, including national comparisons. Beginning with a reference to the ... More


Playing With Matches Without Getting Burned: Public Confidence in Organ Allocation

Jed Adam Gross

in A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.12
Subject:
History, Social History

Following Jesica Santillan's death, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the nonprofit organization that oversees the country's organ allocation network, reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring ... More


Does Training Produce Professional Policing?

Nigel G. Fielding

in Professionalizing the Police: The Unfulfilled Promise of Police Training

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198817475
eISBN:
9780191859434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817475.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter uses contemporary policing problems and challenges to evaluate how well training prepares recruits, auxiliaries, detectives, and managers for the police role. It reviews patterns of ... More


Cheerleader-in-Chief

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Eisenhower's televised efforts to “calm” the American public after the Sputnik launch. He gave a series of nationally televised speeches on science and national security, ... More


Punitive Restoration: Giving the Public a Say on Sentencing

Thom Brooks

in Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190243098
eISBN:
9780190243104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243098.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Mass incarceration is at near pandemic proportions and yet there is evidence of poor public confidence in how sentencing is handled by the criminal justice system with many finding the courts too ... More


Operational policing: Crime, anti-social behaviour, disorder, and confidence

Timothy Brain

in A Future for Policing in England and Wales

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199684458
eISBN:
9780191807497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199684458.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the prospects for the new police service's core mission to reduce crime, disorder, and anti-social behaviour, and the extent to which public confidence will support them. It ... More


A Defence of Politics against the Market

Matthew Flinders

in Defending Politics: Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199644421
eISBN:
9780191803604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644421.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter defends politics from the market and explores how economic thinking has transformed the nature of politics in recent decades. It argues that the incursion of market-based values, ... More


Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Robert Alan Goldberg

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

There is a hunger for conspiracy news in America. Hundreds of Internet websites, magazines, newsletters, even entire publishing houses, disseminate information on invisible enemies and their secret ... More


The Decline in the Supreme Court’s Standing

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter illustrates the decline of the Supreme Court’s standing in the public eye, particularly during Aharon Barak’s tenure. It recounts several prominent criticisms levied against Barak’s ... More


Gerald R. Ford

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0045
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter illustrates the difficulty Gerald R. Ford faced in defending the prerogatives of the executive branch, given that Watergate had effectively destroyed public confidence in the presidency. ... More


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