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By Shorenstein Center – Harvard Kennedy School
A study just released by Harvard Kennedy School examines the relationship between citizens’ perceptions about government and civic affairs. In the study entitled ‘The Impact of Crime and Insecurity on Trust in Democracy and Institutions” the authors, Luisa Blanco and Isabel Ruiz look at how perceptions of security and crime in Latin American countries influence social capital.
The research is an important contribution to studies in social science on citizen satisfaction and the impact to ideas of democracy. Among the main findings of the report are:
To read the full report, visit the Shorenstein Center
- See more at: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/international/development/democracy-developing-world-economic-growth-social-capital-crime/?utm_source=JR-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JR-email#sthash.GdSMjKMv.dpuf