Liberal Democracy has "Trust Issues"

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  • Published: March 1, 2017
  • Publisher: Cardus
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Democracies require trust. The basic reason is straightforward: Democratic institutions are mechanisms for making decisions together. But we have little reason to participate if we believe those institutions are rigged against us or our fellow decisionmakers are incompetent or disingenuous. So a healthy democracy will give citizens confidence in the reliability of both their peers and the institutions that register and implement their decisions.

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