The Link between Trustworthy and Legitimate Government

  • Date: –18:00
  • Location: SCAS, Thunbergssalen Linneanum, Thunbergsvägen 2, Uppsala
  • Lecturer: Margaret Levi, Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). Professor of Political Science, Stanford University.
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  • Organiser: Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)
  • Contact person: Sandra Rekanovic
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Professor Margaret Levi, recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize 2019, will speak on the topic "The Link between Trustworthy and Legitimate Government". The lecture will be followed by a reception. Registration required. Please see below and/or the website for further details.

Investigations across history and countries reveal that the more trustworthy the government, the more likely it is to evoke observation of its laws and acquiescence to policies. Less clear is the link between perceptions that government is trustworthy and beliefs that it is legitimate, at least in countries claiming or trying to be democratic. Trustworthiness is, at best, a necessary but not sufficient condition for legitimating beliefs.

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