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A Mistrustful Society?

The Lack of Trust in Government Institutions in the Czech Republic

Nicole Horáková

effects, which strengthens the policy relevance of studying institutional trust. Eric Uslaner describes trust as “the chicken soup of social life” (2002: 1) that brings to individuals in society “all sorts of good things, from a willingness to get

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Powerlessness and Unfairness

A Letter to Jan Zielonka

Henri Vogt

than in most other (European) states (one can easily find survey evidence of high levels of institutional trust in the country). Institutions – schools and universities, health care, security services – are truly thought to serve each and every citizen

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Divided We Stand

An Analysis of the Enduring Political East-West Divide in Germany Thirty Years After the Wall's Fall

Lars Rensmann

Germany continues to face an inter-regional political divide between the East and the West three decades after unification. Most strikingly, this divide is expressed in different party systems. The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany and the left-wing populist Left Party are considerably more successful in the eastern regions, while German centrist parties perform worse (and shrink faster at the ballot-box) than in the West. The article discusses empirical evidence of this resilient yet puzzling political divide and explores three main clusters of explanatory factors: The after-effects of the German Democratic Republic’s authoritarian past and its politico-cultural legacies, translating into distinct value cleavage configurations alongside significantly weaker institutional trust and more wide-spread skepticism towards democracy in the East; continuous, even if partly reduced inter-regional socioeconomic divisions and varying economic, social and political opportunities; and populist parties and movements acting as political entrepreneurs who construct and politically reinforce the East-West divide. It is argued that only the combination of these factors helps understand the depth and origins of the lasting divide.

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Tadashi Hirai

(i.e., interpersonal trust) and trust in institutions (i.e., institutional trust) ( Figure 1 ). Figure 1. Trust Categorized by Coverage (adapted from OECD 2017a ) Interpersonal trust can be further categorized into two subtypes

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Public Evaluation of Society in China

The Social Quality Approach

Ren Liying and Zou Yuchin

Interpersonal trust; institutional trust Evaluation of societal interpersonal trust level; evaluation of societal moral level; evaluation of societal law-abiding level Social inclusion Unjust treatment experiences Social acceptance Evaluation of

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Matthew Schoene

, and perhaps most importantly, while institutional trust and protest behavior are common subjects of study, there are no such studies that explicitly attempt to link the two together. My research advances the body of literature by making this

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Concluding Remarks

A “Social Quality Observatory” for Central and Eastern European Countries?

Laurent J. G. van der Maesen

, undermine in an ostentative way the sources of interpersonal and institutional trust in this dimension and therefore the sources for trust in the sociopolitical dimension. In this article, Novakova (as do authors of the following articles) accentuates the

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A Phone without Names

Distrust and Duress in Côte d’Ivoire

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

.g., an armed fighter). In this third example, trust building is mediated by “institutional trust” or distrust, the third type our project distinguished ( Förster et al. 2007 ). The fourth form of trust affected in times of violent conflict, “normative

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The Curious Case of Slovakia

Regime Preferences Thirty Years after the Velvet Revolution

Zuzana Reptova Novakova

networks is much stronger than institutional trust; (2) this trend is consistently continuous from “the kind of micro-level interpersonal trust that many individuals relied on to negotiate the challenges of day-to-day survival under communism” ( Bernhard

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Anna Scolobig, Luigi Pellizzoni, and Chiara Bianchizza

other words, the context of, and approach to, trade-offs are intertwined and vital to determining the degree of success of participation in decision-making. Directly addressing trade-offs, when this is possible, is beneficial to institutional trust and