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Trust in European justice institutions is markedly lower in southern and eastern Europe, but legitimacy also requires that institutions meet substantive requirements to legitimise their power and structure

Jackson, Jonathan (2013) Trust in European justice institutions is markedly lower in southern and eastern Europe, but legitimacy also requires that institutions meet substantive requirements to legitimise their power and structure. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (01 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Trust in legal systems, the courts, and police varies widely across Europe, especially in former communist countries such as Ukraine, Russia and Bulgaria. Jonathan Jackson and the FIDUCIA project team argue that current social survey statistics provide only a partial picture. While they do show how much people trust institutions across Europe, they do not address whether or not the institutions meet commonly agreed standards of ‘normative legitimacy’ that justify their existing structure and power in society. By combining European level survey data with institutional measures, a more complete picture of the true legitimacy of Europe’s courts, police and legal systems can be gained.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2013 08:24
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/51760/

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