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How does social trust lead to better governance? An attempt to separate electoral and bureaucratic mechanisms

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  • Christian Bjørnskov, 2010. "How does social trust lead to better governance? An attempt to separate electoral and bureaucratic mechanisms," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 144(1), pages 323-346, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:144:y:2010:i:1:p:323-346
    DOI: 10.1007/s11127-009-9522-z
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    Keywords

    Trust; Governance; Transmission mechanisms; O17; P16; Z13;

    JEL classification:

    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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