Trust in European Governance (TRUST)
<B>Trust in European Governance</B>
Trust in European Governance
TRUST IN EUROPEAN GOVERNANCE (TRUST) seeks to explain and refine our understanding of the role played by trust in European governance, historically and in the present day. Trust, but also its opposite manifestations – mistrust and distrust –, are key elements of cooperation between Europeans and their governing institutions. Trust is a cornerstone of public support for these institutions and facilitates cooperation, both of which are essential for a variety of European actors, groups and institutions. At the same time, mistrust towards and among political and economic elites has led to the creation of some of Europe's most powerful supranational institutions.
Research undertaken by TRUST members is organized around three main focal points, each investigating trust in a European/EU or a Scandinavian/Norwegian context:
- Elite Trust: We investigate trust between and among European elites, such as political leaders, officials and experts. We examine for example to what extent elites trust each other and assess how important this trust (or lack thereof) is for their cooperation as well as for successful and effective policy-making in Europe and the EU.
- Building and mobilizing Trust: We analyse how trust is created, bolstered over time and/or mobilized to achieve political goals. We are particularly interested in what actors do to foster trust in European governance. How and under what circumstances has trust been created and lost? How is trust utilized as a resource to achieve political or other objectives?
- Citizens' Trust: We scrutinize what can explain the extent to which citizens in Europe trust the institutions that exercise government authority. Such trust is central for the continued existence, legitimacy and effectiveness of European governance.
The TRUST interdisciplinary research group was established in 2017. Co-led by Carine Germond and Pieter de Wilde, it includes senior and junior historians and political scientists specializing in European studies. The TRUST group holds monthly research seminars to discuss substantive, methodological and theoretical questions.
- 3-4 April 2019: Sonja Zmerli, Sciences Po Grenoble
- November 2018: Brian Rathbun, University of Southern California
- 18 October 2018: Jordi Muñoz, University of Barcelona
- 19 September 2018: Vincent Keating, Syddansk Universitet
- 25 January 2018: Auke Willems, LSE - "Mutual Trust in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice"
Anna Bil-Jaruzelska PhD Candidate+47-73559768 email@example.com Department of Language and Literature
Anna Brigevich Associate Professor+47-73412219 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Historical and Classical Studies
Tobias Etzold Lecturer European Studies+47-73412841 email@example.com Department of Historical and Classical Studies
Michael J. Geary Professor of Modern European History+47-73559043 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Historical and Classical Studies
Carine S. Germond Professor of European Studies+47-73596478 email@example.com Department of Historical and Classical Studies
Anna Gora Postdoctoral Researcher+47-73559876 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Historical and Classical Studies
Kristine Graneng PhD Candidate+47-73558965 email@example.com Department of Historical and Classical Studies
Astrid Rasch Associate Professor+47-73559235 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Language and Literature
Lise Rye Professor of Contemporary European History+47-73596113 +47-+4797025159 email@example.com Department of Historical and Classical Studies
Elisabeth Stennes Skaar PhD candidate+47-73590435 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Historical and Classical Studies
Pieter de Wilde Professor+47-73596428 email@example.com Department of Sociology and Political Science
Sina Furkan Özdemir PhD Candidate+47-73559017 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Sociology and Political Science