Trust in Security-Related Institutions

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC01 Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution (host committee)

Language: English

Military, gendarme, and police forces share responsibilities for human security, public order and public security, national security, and international security. In order that security related institutions like the police or the armed forces are able to fulfill their purpose, it is necessary that the people in a country have trust in these institutions. To manage the complexity of world is it important that people trust in stable institutions. This panel focuses primarily on the relationship between the public and these security-related institutions. For example: Which factors have an influence on trust and how is the mechanism of these factors on trust. Furthermore a basis of trust is important for a good collaboration between the public and security related institutions. And the question is how do these interact. Another aspect is, whether and to what extend the privatization of military and police function have an effect on lack of confidence of the public in armed forces and police forces.
Session Organizer:
Sabrina PFISTER, Military Academy at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Oral Presentations
Trust and Information Sharing in Diverse Teams
Ritu GILL, Defence R&D Canada - Toronto Research Center, Canada; Megan THOMPSON, DRDC Toronto, Canada
A Comparative Study of Attitudes Towards the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan in Five European Countries
Henrik ANDERSEN, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany; Jochen MAYERL, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
The Causes of Trust in the Military: The Case of Slovenia
Maja GARB, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Impact of Human Values and Corruption on the Level of Trust in the Police Force in Europe
Sabrina PFISTER, Military Academy at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland