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Government, Decline of Public Trust in

  • By: Yuko Nagashima & Douglas J. Dallier
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Public trust in government is critical to the maintenance of legitimacy and is particularly important to the legitimacy of democratic regimes. Trust enables governing elites to enact legislation and enable mass action without having to resort to either coercion or the ...

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