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Expectation management: can politicians win back political trust by limiting what the public expects of them?

Seyd, Ben (2015) Expectation management: can politicians win back political trust by limiting what the public expects of them? Democratic Audit Blog (20 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Politicians may be feverishly campaigning for votes, but fewer and fewer citizens say they trust them and the institutions they inhabit. In this post, Ben Seyd considers what politicians can do to strengthen the public’s confidence in their work. He suggests that trust may not be responsive to the expectations that people have of politicians; instead, trust seems more affected by perceptions of how well politicians are seen to perform. Boosting the public’s trust might therefore require improving political performance rather than simply limiting what the public expects of its elected representatives.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 Democratic Audit UK
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 09:57
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2021 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62459

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