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Politicial Mistrust and the Discrediting of Politicians (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology) [Paperback]

By Mattei Dogan (Editor) & Melinda Seid (Editor)
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This book, prepared under the auspices of the ISA research committee on Comparative Sociology, focuses on a worldwide phenomenon: political mistrust, observable in almost all countries, in both established democracies and in authoritarian regimes.

But ubiquity does not signify uniformity. The diversity of political regimes generates a multiplicity of forms and intensities of mistrust. Political mistrust seems inherent even in advanced democracies and in semi-democracies, where citizens are better prepared and more prone to criticize the dysfunctions of institutions and condemn the misconduct of politicians. Political mistrust is greatly nourished in many countries by a wide practice of public corruption. Of particular sociological interest is the vulnerability of political elites and of their frequent condemnation to "civil death".

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This book is divided into three parts: the first presents continental comparisons: within Europe, within Latin America, and in South Asia. The second part includes chapters on three contrasting cases: Norway, France and Nigeria. The third, deals with dramatic crises of legitimacy in France in May 1968 and in Argentina in 1999-2003. Another chapter analyzes the political scandals. All essays are empirically grounded.

All contributors are distinguished comparative scholars: Marita Carballo, William Case, Jean-Pascal Daloz, Mattei Dogan, Trygve Gulbrandsen, Giselle Jamisson, Sighard Neckel, Timothy Power and Frederik Turner.

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Studio: Brill Academic Pub
Pages   259
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.06 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Brill Academic Pub
ISBN  9004145303  
ISBN13  9789004145306  

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More About Mattei Dogan & Melinda Seid

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mattei Dogan is Scientific Director at the National Centre of Scientific Research, Paris, and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ali Kazancigil is Director of the Division for the International Development of Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, Paris, and Editor of" International Social Science Journal."

Mattei Dogan currently resides in Paris. Mattei Dogan has an academic affiliation as follows - National Center of Scientific Research Paris Division for the Internat.

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