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Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Pippa Norris

Abstract

This arose as part of an ongoing project on ‘Visions of Governance for the Twenty‐first Century’ initiated in 1996 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, which aims to explore what people want from government, the public sector, and non‐profit organizations. A first volume from the ‘Visions’ project (Why People Don’t Trust Government) was published by Harvard University Press in 1997; this second volume analyses a series of interrelated questions. The first two are diagnostic: how far are there legitimate grounds for concern about public support for democracy worldwide; and are trends to ... More

Keywords: civic engagement, comparative politics, critical citizens, democracy, democratic governance, democratic government, new democracies, political trust, public opinion, social trust, US

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198295686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198295685.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pippa Norris, editor
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
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