"This short book is incredibly important. Trust is central to good governance and to promoting equality the world over, yet it is a commodity in short supply. With impressive concision and clarity Kettl lays out the enduring problem of declining trust in government and offers encouraging arguments for its potential resurgence in democratic political systems." Marc J. Hetherington, Vanderbilt University
"In an era where the word 'trust' is often used without definition, thought, or sincerity, Kettl's work is a breath of fresh air and a strong contribution to our thinking about trust in government." Rosemary O'Leary, University of Kansas
About the Author
Donald F. Kettl
is Professor and former Dean in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.