Conference by Tom van der Meer (University of Amsterdam)
Friday May 13th, 2016
For decades scholars have been concerned with the question to what extent political trust rates are a reflection of actual political performance.
Theoretically, better macro-economic outcomes and higher quality of government are supposed to stimulate political trust. However, the empirical literature shows highly inconsistent outcomes. This presentation points out hidden theoretical assumptions in the political trust literature that explain this empirical inconsistency, and pushes our understanding of the macro-micro linkage by modeling the causal chain.