Title: Developing political trust in a developing country: The impact of institutional and cultural factors on political trust in Ghana
Authors: Godefroidt, Amélie ×
Langer, Arnim
Meuleman, Bart #
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Frank Cass
Series Title: Democratization
Abstract: Political distrust is often widespread in African countries, but the prospects for increasing trust are uncertain given the lack of research on the origins of political trust in the region. Using the 2013 NSS Survey in Ghana and employing hierarchical regression analyses, we develop a model of institutional trust based on insights from both cultural and institutional performance theories. The results clearly support the superiority of institutional performance theories while at the same time providing limited support for cultural explanations. National pride, however, does also substantially encourage institutional trust. This asks for future, cultural-specific studies on trust-building in developing countries trying to establish working institutions using more representative, cross-national and longitudinal data.
ISSN: 1351-0347
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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