Linking transparency, knowledge and citizen trust in government: an experiment

  title={Linking transparency, knowledge and citizen trust in government: an experiment},
  author={Stephan G. Grimmelikhuijsen},
  journal={International Review of Administrative Sciences},
  pages={50 - 73}
  • S. Grimmelikhuijsen
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Political Science
  • International Review of Administrative Sciences
Declining citizen trust in government is an important driver for NPM-style reforms. Increasing people’s knowledge by providing factual knowledge about government performance outcomes is seen as an important way of increasing citizen trust in government. Does this promise hold or is knowledge about performance outcomes not that important? Two rivalling hypotheses are being investigated. One proposition postulates a link between knowledge and trust, whereas the alternative hypothesis borrows from… 

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