This article discusses the nature and importance of the relationship between social and political trust. The first section contains an account of the problems that define trust and a list of its main types. An outline of how trust is measured in empirical research is and how reliable and valid these measurements are can be found in the next section. The article ends with a list of the main theories of trust and the empirical evidence for these theories.
Keywords: social trust; political trust; defining trust; measuring trust; reliability of trust; validity of trust; main theories of trust; empirical evidence
Article. 9788 words.
Subjects: Politics ; Political Behaviour ; Political Institutions
Full text: subscription required