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Webinarium po angielsku: "Political Orientation, Trust in Social and Political Institutions and Adoption of Protective Behavior During the...

Zapraszamy na seminarium online po angielsku prowadzone w ramach badania TiGRE. Wydarzenie odbędzie się poprzez aplikację Zoom (link). Program jest do pobrania bezpłatnie.

Speaker: Gustavo Mesch, Professor of Sociology and the rector of the University of Haifa.

The seminar description:

The current worldwide COVID19 pandemic has required the rapid and drastic adoption of social distancing and protective measures as the leading method for reducing the spread of the disease and death. Recreancy is the concept used to describe the relationship between trust and risk. In this perspective the element of trust refers to the public’s trust that social institutions will respond to social risks (Freudenberg, 1993). In social risk situations, such as epidemics, trust in the government to respond effectively, trust in health institutions to provide accurate guidelines on prevention and treatment, and trust in the media to provide accurate information are important for the public to feel that their health interests will be attended to in the best manner possible (Shao and Hao, 2020).The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to investigate cross culturally the sources of trust in social and political institutions and how this trust is converted in adoption of social distance and preventive measures. In this presentation, I will discuss and present empirical evidence on the role of political identification and trust in social institutions translated in different results in Brazil, U.S.A., China and Israel. Our findings highlight the role of partisan membership as a fundamental source of trust in the government and how different approaches resulted in different social policies eroding the trust of citizens in the political sytems and their ability to deal with the pandemic crisis.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870722 (TiGRE). 

Date: 26 November 2020

Time: 19:00 CET

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