To addressing this concern we propose the bilateral

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Unformatted text preview: erized and included in the model: the government’s assessment of public involvement and likelihood of compliance with directives. To addressing this concern, we propose the bilateral-trust model (government and the public) in Figure 9. In Figure 9, we present additional structure that captures the process by which the government becomes aware of the level of public acceptance and participation in its directives. The main concern of this work has been on understanding the determinants of trust in government and how they affect public action and the generation of outcomes. This concern is especially important in the case of natural or manmade critical situations that could potentially have devastating consequences. A deeper understanding of what drives trust in government led us to realize that in the interaction between government and the public, the government is also constantly assessing if the public is trustworthy. In our model, we propose a structure related to the government’s assessment of the public’s trustworthiness in the same way in which we characterized the public’s assessment of the government’s trustworthiness, but with one important difference: the main source of information used to make such an assessment. In the case of the public’s assessment of the government’s trustworthiness, the public, although aware of government action and using information about government action to judge the severity of the situation, uses information about outcomes as its primary information source to determine levels of trust and confidence in government. Alternatively, we propose that the government, given its capacity to use and deploy resources and its role of solving problems via policy creation and implementation, uses information about public action as its main source of information to assess the level of public’s trustworthiness. 18 Government's Confidence in the Public L10g Government's Assesment of Public's Trustworthiness Information Cue 1 Information Cue 2 Environment Information Cue 3 Information Cue 4 Information Cue 5 Government's Judgment of Situation Government's Trust in the Public Government's Memory of Perceived Public's Action Government's Memory of Perceived Outcomes Government's Decision Threshold Government's Perception of Outcomes Government's Action L9g Government's Expectation of Public's Action Government's Government's Expectation of Outcomes Perception of Public's Action Outcomes Public's Judgment Public's Action of...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course POL 3232 taught by Professor What during the Spring '10 term at Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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