WHAT DO PEOPLE MEAN BY TRUST IN THEIR GOVERNMENT
by Micah Pezdirtz
1) Confidence in transparency (warranted or not)
2) Consent to policy as comprehended
3) Satisfaction with perceived outcome.
(CD: That is constitutional quality. I have to put that in there somewhere. Well done.)
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In the political context, when people are expressing in their government, it only refers to three factors (a) the framing of the debate by the media, academy, state complex, (b) the orderliness or at least comprehensibility of the patterns of speech and (c) the current levels of anxiety for the future.
In other words, the academy, state, media, create demand by generation of conflict, just as diversity of race, ethnicity, and class generates conflict, just as ideological competition creates conflict. The state generates conflcit for ATTENTION which gets them POWER.
Trust is a synonym for predictability over time.