Trust, political participation, and the stability of Russia's regime
Speaker: Dr Danielle Lussier (Grinnell College, USA)
Convenor: Dr Marnie Howlett (REES, DPIR)
A key feature contributing to public support for Putin over the past two decades is high levels of trust in him as an individual. This trust has shaped patterns of Russian political participation and allowed Putin to successfully deflect responsibility for unpopular government actions. This presentation will examine the relationship between trust in Putin, political participation and regime stability, while considering the impact of the war in Ukraine on public support for the regime.