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The ‘Us’ in Trust: Who Trusts Northern Ireland’s Political Institutions and Actors?

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Gormley-Heenan, Cathy and Devine, Paula (2010) The ‘Us’ in Trust: Who Trusts Northern Ireland’s Political Institutions and Actors? Government and Opposition, 45 (2). pp. 143-165. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-7053.2009.01308.x

Abstract

This article examines levels of interest and trust among the public in relation to Northern Ireland’s newly established political institutions and actors, through an analysis of the results of the 2007 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (NILT). It is important to reveal the specific groups of people with the highest levels of political disenchantment, particularly in the context of the longerterm stability of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive since the willingness of the electorate to have faith and trust in the workability of these political institutions and in the various political actors in whose custody they lie is considered vital.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
ID Code:6571
Deposited By:Dr Cathy Gormley-Heenan
Deposited On:16 Mar 2010 08:52
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:51

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