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For what is government?
From low trust in institutions to the rise of 'critical citizenship'?
Eurofound's recent report, "Societal change and trust in institutions" aims to "broaden the understanding of trends in trust in institutions". The study is based on data from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) and Eurobarometer, and compares trust in institutions before, during, and after the great recession.
m'k. Define terms in the survey instrument.
[1]political institutions, defined "as trust in national parliament and trust in national government". ... [2] non-political state institutions (police, legal system) and [3] non-state institutions (media) ... [4] "political participation is based on four items [...]: 'attended a meeting of a trade union, political party or political action group'; 'attended a protest or demonstration'; 'contacted a politician or public official'; and 'signed a petition, including online petition'
Where is the franchise: periodic ballot instrument that elects one's  "representative" to a public office?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Mar 30th, 2019 at 04:14:01 PM EST
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