In 2016 we started speed lectures to share the newest research developments in our strategic theme: Institutions for Open Societies (IOS). These IOS lectures are intended especially for scholars and research master's students who are interested in the IOS theme and are focused on sharing, exchanging and the connection of research, knowledge and people. In May the lecture will be on the 12th introducing Tom R.Tyler from Yale Law about:
Citizen trust and the legitimacy of democratic governance
Recent evidence of declining trust and confidence in government within the population of the United States and the parallel rise of a more contentious and polarized political environment has drawn the attention of both scholars and policy analysts to the need for a better understanding of the relationship between citizen trust, government legitimacy and democratic viability. Drawing upon the findings of social science research I argue for the viability and benefits of consensual systems of government based upon popular legitimacy. I then review evidence about what factors sustain or undermine trust and confidence. Finally I will discuss the similarities and differences between problems of trust and confidence in the America and in Europe.
About the Lectures to come
Belle Derks and Henk Kummeling are responsible for the annual programme for 2016. Regarding the other six lectures, (see the dates below) the programme is not yet final. Should you have a suggestion for a lecture, please feel free to contact us.
The other dates in 2016 are: 2nd of June, 8 September, 6 October, 3 November and 1 December
Time: from 16:00 -16:45 followed by drinks
Location: Raadzaal, Achter Sint Pieter 200
Language of communication: English