This chapter examines the concept of political trust and recent patterns in its practice. It does this in three parts. Part one explores some definitional issues and asks – what is driving political trust? In part two we evaluate whether the decline of political trust is a global phenomenon or subject to different patterns of change. In the final part of the chapter we identify the potential impacts of low levels of political trust, whether it matters and what can be done about it.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Democratic Innovation and Governance|
|Editors||Stephen Elstub, Oliver Escobar|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2019|