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Palgrave Macmillan

The Public Understanding of Political Integrity

The Case for Probity Perceptions

ISBN 9781137343741
Publication Date February 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Political Corruption and Governance

This study examines the utility of a public probity-focused approach to understanding citizen disaffection with those in public life. This work shows unequivocally that perceptions of public probity are coherent, substantively meaningful, and, crucially, that they do matter for our understanding of citizen disaffection. In doing so, this book makes a strong case for the importance of deeper and more detailed research into this area. Making use of major, newly available datasets, this study presents new substantive findings about the causes of political perceptions and the consequences of political realities. This book is important reading for students and scholars of public opinion, political corruption and political integrity.

Jonathan Rose is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK, specialising in political probity and corruption. He is currently working on an ESRC/Hong Kong Research Grants Council funded project as part of an international team of researchers investigating the state of political integrity in the UK, Hong Kong and China.

1. Introduction
PART I: FOUNDATIONS
2. Latent Variables: Measures and Implications
3. Process Performance and Political Trust: Structural Models
PART II: CAUSES OF PERCEPTIONS OF PUBLIC PROBITY
4. Partisan Co-alignment and Perceptions of Public Probity
5. 'Why We Hate Politics'? The Impact of Negative Political Events upon Political Perceptions of Public Probity
6. Perceptions of Public Probity after 'MPs' Expenses': The Impact of the Local MP's Expenses
7. Conclusion: Public Probity


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