Description - Democracy and Trust by Mark E. Warren
Surveys suggest an erosion of trust in government, among individuals, and between groups. Although these trends are often thought to be bad for democracy, the relationship between democracy and trust is paradoxical. Trust can develop where interests converge, but in politics interests conflict. Democracy recognizes that politics does not provide a natural terrain for robust trust relations, and so includes a healthy distrust of the interests of others, especially the powerful. Democratic systems institutionalize distrust by providing many opportunities for citizens to oversee those empowered with the public trust. At the same time, trust is a generic social building block of collective action, and for this reason alone democracy cannot do without trust. At a minimum, democratic institutions depend on a trust among citizens sufficient for representation, resistance, and alternative forms of governance. Bringing together social science and political theory, this book provides a valuable exploration of these central issues.
Buy Democracy and Trust by Mark E. Warren from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Democracy and Trust by Mark E. Warren
Book Reviews - Democracy and Trust by Mark E. Warren
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Democracy and Trust book by Mark E. Warren and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)