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Author Crosby, Sam, author

Title The trust deficit / Sam Crosby
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Contents Intro; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Carbon Taxes, Budgets, Molecules and Models; Part One: The Deficit; 2 Gillard's Carbon Tax: The Cost of Losing a Big Trust Gamble; 3 The Abbott Experiment: Underestimating the Potency of Trust; Part Two: Hope; 4 Consistency: The Long Memory of Authenticity; 5 Competence: Surfing a Financial Tsunami; 6 Openness: The Preacher and the President; 7 Honesty: The Surprising Power of Fessing Up; 8 Counterpoints and Conclusions; Notes; Index
Summary Trust is the most powerful weapon in the political arsenal. It can pierce an opponent's armour or deflect the most ferocious attack. It is the means through which difficult policies can be explained, a well of goodwill on which politicians can draw in their darkest hours. Yet despite its great value we are resigned to the idea that trust in politics will continue to decline. Drawing on contemporary political stories and examples, The Trust Deficit shows us how faith in our politicians has been eroded but how it can be rebuilt. By breaking trust down to its elements-reliability and competence, openness and honesty-we see how recent leaders established trust and used it to their political advantage
Notes Includes index
Subject Trust -- Political aspects -- Australia
Politicians -- Australia -- Public opinion
Political culture -- Australia
Political psychology -- Australia
Political culture
Political psychology
Politicians -- Public opinion
Politics and government -- Social aspects
Trust -- Political aspects
Australia -- Politics and government -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0522869025