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Determinante povjerenja u institucije političkog sustava


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Magazin, Borko. (2012). Determinante povjerenja u institucije političkog sustava. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Bagić, Dragan].

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This paper will try to answer on several questions related to the trust in the institutions of the political system. Trust in institutions is a part of a wider theory of social capital. Although it is a part of the same theory political trust (also called vertical trust) is of essentialy different character than the interpersonal trust (alco called horizontal trust). The main reason of that difference we can find in their relation towards freedom – vertical trust is related with autoritarism, while the horizontal trust is related with the urges for equality and freedom. In this paper will try to inquire, with a sample of 31 European state, is it possible to define certain groupings of the countries in the analysis, i.e. to whom do states trust more and which economic, social and political-historical indicators are the best predictors of trust in institutions. It is concluded that it is possible to define groups of countries – highly developed countries that are in the same time established democracies do have more trust in the national institutiones and less trust in European union institutions. Whilst less developed countries, that are in the same time postcommunist democracies have less trust in national institutions and have more trust in European union institutions. Multipe regression analysis has showed that all the three groups of predictors are equally important in defining the variance of political trust.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: political trust, political institutions, determinants, democracy, developed countries
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Bagić, Dragan
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 11:41
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 11:41

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