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Who Do You Trust? Ethnicity and Trust in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Håkansson, Peter and Sjöholm, Fredrik LU (2007) In Europe-Asia Studies 59(6). p.961-976
Abstract
This article examines the question of trust in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a special focus on the role of ethnicity. We find generalised trust to be low and declining in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Moreover, generalised trust is negatively affected by the degree of ethnic heterogeneity in the region. However, a further examination of trust reveals a more complex relationship between ethnicity and trust: people tend to show low levels of trust in all other people irrespective of their ethnic belongings. We argue that ethnic distribution might capture some other regional specific characteristics that also affect the level of trust.
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Trust, social capital, Ethnicity, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Europe-Asia Studies
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59
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6
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961 - 976
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Routledge
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  • scopus:34748925903
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0966-8136
DOI
10.1080/09668130701489162
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English
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  author       = {Håkansson, Peter and Sjöholm, Fredrik},
  issn         = {0966-8136},
  keyword      = {Trust,social capital,Ethnicity,Bosnia and Herzegovina},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {961--976},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Europe-Asia Studies},
  title        = {Who Do You Trust? Ethnicity and Trust in Bosnia and Herzegovina},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09668130701489162},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2007},
}