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Governing in an age of distrust, a comparative study of politicians' trust perceptions and why they matter, James Weinberg.

'Governing in an Age of Distrust' tackles this important gap head on by asking not only whether the public trusts in politicians, but also whether politicians accurately perceive and act upon the trust placed in them
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Introduction -- Where did all the trust go? -- In politicians we trusted, and now we are…disgusted? -- Politicians as the object of study -- Key terms: (Felt) trust, distrust, and mistrust -- The rest of this book -- 1 Reflexive Practitioners? A Qualitative Assessment -- Trust as trustworthiness: A political perspective -- Trust on the mind? The saliency of trust for politicians in office -- Non-reflexive politicians? Perceptions of political trust during the Covid-19 pandemic -- Summary -- 2 Principals and Agents: How Trusted do Politicians Feel? -- Politicians' other-to-self trust judgements -- Quantifying the 'felt' trust concepts -- Target-driven trust perceptions? -- Do politicians' trust perceptions vary over time? -- Mind the (trust) gap! -- Summary -- 3 A Typology of Political Trustees -- Six political trustees? A hypothetical characterization -- Three political trustees? An empirically derived categorization -- Summary -- 4 Psychological Covariates of Politicians' Trust Perceptions -- The Big Five personality traits -- Narcissistic predispositions -- Populist and authoritarian trustees in political office -- Summary -- 5 Under Pressure? The Link between Politicians' Trust Perceptions and Behaviour in Office -- When do trust perceptions matter? Risk and reference points in political office -- Trust perceptions and strategic blame avoidance -- Dodging the blame and playing the game-a test -- Summary -- 6 The Distrust Stressor in Political Office -- A qualitative illustration of the political stressors framework -- Governing under pressure: the distrust stressor in the words of politicians -- The distrust stressor and political efficacy -- The distrust stressor and depression -- Summary -- Conclusion -- Appendices
Literary Form
non fiction
Also issued in print: 2024
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