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‘Critical Citizens’ and Government Trust: : 2014 in Korea

Seo Bokyeung 1 Ah-Ran Hwang 2

1서강대학교
2부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper aims to analyse the influencing factors on the government trust applying to the ‘critical citizens’conception(Norris 1999, 2011) and search the implication needed to expand the support base of the democratic government in Korea. The Specific questions are such. First, who are the ‘critical citizens’in Korea? Second, How do they evaluate the economic performances, the procedural performances and the distributive performances of the government Third, Why do they have low trust on the government The first finding is that the ideology and party identification have influence on the democratic support and the trust of government of Korean voters. Second, ‘Critical citizens’have negative perceptions about the governmental economic, procedural and distributive performances, significantly and consistently. Third, independently of their political attitude, ‘Critical citizens’ consider the governmental procedural and distributive performances as the important factors evaluating the trust of government.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.