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Political Corruption and Social Trust: An Experimental Approach
Few experimental studies have investigated important factors for people’s perceptions of the trustworthiness of others. Building on theories that point at the importance of trustworthy government institutions, an experiment ...
Exploring a Causal Relationship between Vertical and Horizontal Trust
Three experiments investigating how a possible causal relationship works between vertical trust (i.e., trust in authorities) and horizontal trust (i.e., trust in others) are reported. In Experiment 1, 40 undergraduate ...
What is Quality of Government? A Theory of Impartial Political Institutions
The last years have seen a growth in research on “good governance” and the quality of government institutions. This development has been propelled by empirical findings that such institutions might hold the key to ...