Institutional Trust, Education, and Corruption: A Micro-Macro Interactive Approach

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Institutional Trust, Education, and Corruption: A Micro-Macro Interactive Approach

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dc.contributor.author Hakhverdian, Armen
dc.contributor.author Mayne, Quinton
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-25T19:27:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Hakhverdian, Armen, and Quinton Mayne. 2012. Institutional Trust, Education, and Corruption: A Micro-Macro Interactive Approach. Journal of Politics 74(3): 739-750. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0022-3816 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9639965
dc.description.abstract This article examines how the effect of education on institutional trust varies cross-nationally as a function of the pervasiveness of public-sector corruption. We approach institutional trust as a performance-based evaluation of political institutions. Given their greater capacity to accurately assess the level of corruption coupled with their stronger commitment to democratic values, we hypothesize that higher-educated citizens should react differently to corruption from those with less education. Employing multilevel models we find that education has both a conditional and a conditioning effect on institutional trust. First, education is negatively related to institutional trust in corrupt societies and positively related to institutional trust in clean societies. Second, the corrosive effect of corruption on institutional trust worsens as education improves. The article ends with a discussion of the implications of these findings for the functioning of contemporary democracies. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof htttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022381612000412 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject institutional trust en_US
dc.subject corruption en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject Public Management en_US
dc.subject public opinion en_US
dc.title Institutional Trust, Education, and Corruption: A Micro-Macro Interactive Approach en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Politics en_US
dash.depositing.author Mayne, Quinton
dc.date.available 2012-09-25T19:27:13Z

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