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dc.contributor.authorSpiteri, Jonathan-
dc.contributor.authorBriguglio, Marie-
dc.identifier.citationSpiteri, J., & Briguglio, M. (2018) Does good governance foster trust in government? An empirical analysis. In S. Grima, & P. Marano (Eds.), Governance and regulations’ contemporary issues, 99, (pp. 121-137). Bingley: Emerald.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the relationship between good governance and trust in government. It sets out to test which aspects of good governance, if any, foster strong trust in government. We construct a panel data set drawn from 29 European countries over the period 2004 to 2015. The data set includes measures of government trust, six different dimensions of good governance, as well as variables on GDP growth and income inequality. We find that freedom of expression and citizen involvement in the democratic process, to be the good governance dimension that has the strongest relationship with government trust, across all specifications of our regression models. We also find that real GDP growth rates have a significant (albeit weaker) relationship with trust in government. Our results suggest that certain elements of good governance foster trust in government over and above that generated by economic success. We discuss the implications of these findings in light of declining levels of public trust in government around the world.en_GB
dc.subjectDemocracy -- European Union countriesen_GB
dc.subjectEuropean Union countries -- Politics and governmenten_GB
dc.subjectTransparency in government -- European Union countriesen_GB
dc.titleDoes good governance foster trust in government? An empirical analysisen_GB
dc.title.alternativeGovernance and regulations’ contemporary issuesen_GB
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