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Consortium of Trust Research – Pathways to Political Trust (CONTRE)

CONTRE in a nutshell

  • Two universities – University of Tampere & Åbo Akademi (SamForsk)

  • Four years (2015-2019)

  • Budget of 1 million euros (Academy of Finland 70 %)

  • Eleven researchers: 3 professors, 5 senior research fellows, 3 doctoral candidates

  • Two sub-projects - "Process" and "Structure"

  • Three professors in Scientific Advisory Board (Jonas Linde, Bo Rothstein, Eric Uslaner)

  • Multilevel approach to the research subject

Contre

The project seeks to enhance the understanding of long- and short-term variations in political trust in contemporary established democracies. It adopts a multilevel approach which involves political demand (individual citizens), political supply (political actors and political performance) and the societal and political context in which demand and supply interact.  The project is based on a broad comparative perspective, and produces novel information by combining results from large-scale surveys with experimental set-ups. The study expands the understanding of political decision-makers and general public on the determinants of political trust, and how it is maintained in societies.

The research is conducted in two interlinked sub-projects "Process" University of Tampere and "Structure" Åbo Akademi University, led by Adjuct Professor Elina Kestilä-Kekkonen and Professor Kimmo Grönlund.

The project consists of four work packages:

  1. PhD Maria Bäck's team focuses on the contextual effects of social capital on political trust.

  2. Adjunct professor Peter Söderlund's team examines institutional structures, the supply of political actors and citizen attitudes.

  3. Kestilä-Kekkonen and her team will focus on the relationship between the citizens’ political trust and the political actors. 

  4. The work package led by adjunct professor Kim Strandberg will examine mechanisms of how an individual’s trust is influenced in the short term by performance evaluations and process evaluations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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