PhD defence: Dominika Proszowska

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Dominika Proszowska defends her doctoral thesis How people trust their governments: trends, patterns and determinants of trust differentiation in multilevel polities at the University of Twente on 1 September 2021.

Dominika Proszowska, PhD candidate at Twente Graduate School's research group Public Administration, University of Twente, will defend her PhD thesis How people trust their governments: trends, patterns and determinants of trust differentiation in multilevel polities on 1 September 2021.

Due to the corona measures, the onsite number of audience members is limited; the defense can be followed by a wider public via a livestream.

If you would like to attend the session in person, please contact Dominika Proszowska at d.k.proszowska@utwente.nl.

If you would like to receive a link for the public defense, please fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/YvYh4dNaTVza8eFKA.

Please register by Monday 30 August 2021.       

Supervisors 

  • Bas Denters, University of Twente
  • Christopher Lord, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
  • Giedo Jansen, University of Twente                          

Abstract 

Few studies have explored how people trust their governments in a multilevel governance context. Meanwhile, virtually any contemporary democratic governance around the world includes elements of multilevel power sharing. The main contribution of this dissertation is to provide a theoretically grounded empirical analysis of the implications of this institutional context  for the way citizens think and feel about their representatives at different levels of governance, and how it is reflected in their political trust attitudes. This thesis therefore asks: To what extent, how and why do people differentiate in their political trust attitudes between executive branches of government at local, national and EU levels of governance?

Read more about the thesis here.

Published Aug. 24, 2021 9:49 AM - Last modified Aug. 28, 2021 10:31 AM