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Why People Don’t Trust Government

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$40.00 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674940574

Publication Date: 10/05/1997

Short

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

37 illustrations, 21 tables

World

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  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Decline of Confidence in Government [Joseph S. Nye, Jr.]
  • I. The Scope and Performance of Government
    • The Evolving Scope of Government [Ernest R. May]
    • Measuring the Performance of Government [Derek Bok]
    • Fall from Grace: The Public’s Loss of Faith in Government [Gary Orren]
  • II. The Menu of Explanations
    • Is It Really the Economy Stupid? [Robert Z. Lawrence]
    • Social and Cultural Causes of Dissatisfaction with U.S. Government [Jane Manbridge]
    • The Polarization of American Parties and Mistrust of Government [David C. King]
    • The Politics of Mistrust [Richard E. Neustadt]
  • III. Data on Public Attitudes toward Governance
    • Changing Attitudes in America [Robert J. Blendon, John M. Benson, Richard Morin, Drew E. Altman, Mollyann Brodie, Mario Brossard, and Matt James]
    • Postmaterialist Values and the Erosion of Institutional Authority [Ronald Inglehart]
    • Public Trust and Democracy in Japan [Susan J. Pharr]
  • Conclusion: Reflections, Conjectures, and Puzzles [Joseph S. Nye, Jr., and Philip D. Zelikow]
  • Notes
  • Contributors
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 1997

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