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Changing Citizen Orientations

Russell J. Dalton

in Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199268436
eISBN:
9780191708572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268436.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter assembles an array of cross-national public opinion data to track the decline in political trust in advanced industrial democracies. Contemporary publics are less trustful of ... More


The Challenge to Democracy

Russell J. Dalton

in Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199268436
eISBN:
9780191708572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268436.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents the current debate over the decrease in political support in most advanced industrial democracies and its potential implications for democratic politics. Theory distinguishes ... More


Why Americans Don’t Trust the Government and Don’t Trust Healthcare

Robert J. Blendon

in The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The United States has had a history of having increasing levels of distrust of the government, from the founding fathers to the Vietnam War to scandals in recent years. This chapter demonstrates how ... More


Trust in the U.S. Government and Antiterrorism Policies After 9/11: Are We All in This Together?

Virginia A. Chanley

in The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199925926
eISBN:
9780199380664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925926.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In the days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11), U.S. public trust in the government in Washington rose to a level not seen since the 1960s. Within a year, trust had returned ... More


Campaign Finance Laws and Trust in Government

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

in Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Primo and Milyo construct the largest dataset to date of survey results asking Americans about their trust or confidence in state government. The dataset pools nearly 60,000 individual-level ... More


Trust in Government and Government Effectiveness

Cynthia M. Horne

in Building Trust and Democracy: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Countries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793328
eISBN:
9780191835186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793328.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines whether, when, and how lustration and truth commissions affected trust in government and government effectiveness. Lustration had a direct positive relationship with government ... More


Perceived Corruption and Trust in Government

Daron R. Shaw, Brian E. Roberts, and Mijeong Baek

in The Appearance of Corruption: Testing the Supreme Court's Assumptions about Campaign Finance Reform

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197548417
eISBN:
9780197550397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548417.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 examines the relationship between perceptions of corruption and trust in government. The analysis begins by reviewing variation in levels of trust over time, and proceeds to an estimation ... More


How Trust in Governments Influences the Acceptance of Environmental Taxes

Andrea Kollmann and Johannes Reichl

in Political Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029247
eISBN:
9780262329736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029247.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In implementing the most efficient instruments in environmental policy, gaining electoral support is essential. One factor influencing this support is people’s trust in their governments. ... More


The Appearance of Corruption: An Introduction

Daron R. Shaw, Brian E. Roberts, and Mijeong Baek

in The Appearance of Corruption: Testing the Supreme Court’s Assumptions about Campaign Finance Reform

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197548417
eISBN:
9780197550397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548417.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 1 describes the Supreme Court’s reasoning on campaign finance regulation, free speech, and political campaigns and then offers a chapter-by-chapter plan for testing the key assumptions ... More


The Consumer Citizen, Trust, and Operational Transparency

Ethan Porter

in The Consumer Citizen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197526781
eISBN:
9780197526828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526781.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines the consumer citizen and trust in government. Approaching citizens as consumer citizens can affect trust in government. Increases in trust can be obtained by using “operational ... More


The Consumer Citizen and Consumer Fairness

Ethan Porter

in The Consumer Citizen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197526781
eISBN:
9780197526828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526781.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Consumer fairness matters for public opinion. Taxpayer receipts, despite the hopes of those who championed them, do not improve trust in government nor affect attitudes toward taxing and spending. ... More


The Cynical Public

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

in Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, Primo and Milyo explore attitudes about politics writ large, and specifically, influence, corruption, and the role of money in the political system. They find that Americans are ... More


The Pragmatic Public

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

in Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, Primo and Milyo delve more deeply into the question of public support for reform. They find that the public has a fairly nuanced view of reform. While Americans support campaign ... More


Conclusion

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

in Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the conclusion, Primo and Milyo summarize the book’s findings. (1) Americans know very little about money in politics, and ignorance about campaign finance is associated with greater support for ... More


Perceived Corruption and Political Participation

Daron R. Shaw, Brian E. Roberts, and Mijeong Baek

in The Appearance of Corruption: Testing the Supreme Court's Assumptions about Campaign Finance Reform

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197548417
eISBN:
9780197550397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548417.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 shifts the focus to the final—and perhaps most important—element of the Court’s behavioral model: political participation. Adopting a broad and comprehensive scale of political ... More


Introduction

Ethan Porter

in The Consumer Citizen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197526781
eISBN:
9780197526828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526781.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter blends insights from political science, behavioral economics, history and psychology to lay out the theoretical proposition of the book. The consumer citizen approach has implications ... More


Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Campaign finance reformers, politicians, and academics have been arguing for decades that democracy is imperiled by a threat that permeates all of politics: money. Money in politics, these elites ... More


Political Culture and Values

Russell J. Dalton

in The United States and Canada: How Two Democracies Differ and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190870829
eISBN:
9780190909529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870829.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

A long intellectual tradition links the different historical experiences in Canada and the United States (U.S.) to continuing contrasts in their political cultures. New evidence from contemporary ... More


Accountability across Elections

Sona N. Golder, Ignacio Lago, André Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Thomas Gschwend

in Multi-Level Electoral Politics: Beyond the Second-Order Election Model

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198791539
eISBN:
9780191833915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791539.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How do voters use elections as mechanisms of accountability in the multi-level systems in France, Germany, and Spain? The extent to which the voters attribute blame or credit for economic outcomes to ... More


Satire and Outrage: Parallel Functions and Impact

Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

in Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190913083
eISBN:
9780190055332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913083.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 9 summarizes decades of research on the functions and impact of exposure to outrage programming and satire programming to make the case that these two different genres do serve parallel ... More


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