Students’ trust in political institutions
in Cultural warfare and trust
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

manchesterhive requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals - to see content that you/your institution should have access to, please log in through your library system or with your personal username and password.

If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/extracts and download selected front and end matter. 

Institutions can purchase access to individual titles; please contact for pricing options.


If you have an access token for this content, you can redeem this via the link below:

Redeem token

This chapter presents descriptive statistics on students' trust in public institutions in Palermo. Distrust of government institutions is frequently mentioned in literature pertaining to the Mafia, and is often referred to in literature on southern Italy in general. The descriptive statistics presented in this chapter focus on students' attitudes to the state and its agencies, that is, their vertical trust. To what extent do students trust political institutions, for example the president, the mayor of Palermo, the political parties? What is their degree of trust in the police and the courts? Do they trust school? The statistics are based on the total samples of the two school surveys, distributed in October-November 2002 and February-March 2005. The chapter also looks at descriptive statistics regarding students' attitudes to the police and the concept of omertà and highlights differences or similarities between different socio-economic areas.

Cultural warfare and trust

Fighting the Mafia in Palermo


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 20 6 0
Full Text Views 24 4 0
PDF Downloads 13 2 0