Polarization within Democratic Institutions
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Arts and Sciences
Research on how polarization contributes to distrust from citizens to their government. There has been a significant increase since the early 2000s about the polarization between political parties and how it instigates distrust between citizens and government. These differences are especially prominent in the United States but other countries, such as France, the United Kingdom, and Germany have seen an increase in conservative, right winged parties and political leaders as well. This article contributes to the knowledge of why trust is important to functioning democracies and what affects that trust. Specifically, if trust is affected by the type of government institution and the difference between trust in parliamentary and presidential democracies.
Behrens, Sophia, "Polarization within Democratic Institutions" (2023). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 1148.