Trust inside a political organization : a case study of the Finnish Centre Party parliamentary group

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dc.contributor.author Salmisalo, Katariina
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-24T08:48:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-24T08:48:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011052410908 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/27064
dc.description.abstract This thesis examined trust inside a political organization as well the relation between trust and creativity. The thesis is a case study of the Finnish Centre Party Parliamentary Group. The research sought answers for the questions how professional politicians (members of the parliament) experience trust inside the party they are members of, and whether trust in a political organization brings added value for the organization. The focus was on the formation process of trust and factors grounded in this process. The role of trust for creativity was also of interest. Trust was studied via experiences and expectations of professional politicians. The empirical survey was sent to the Finnish Centre Party Parliamentary Group. A semi-structured questionnaire in which qualitative and quantitative elements were combined was used. The thesis concluded that trust inside a political organization is a more complicated phenomenon than the previous theory suggests. Inside a political organization trust occurs in a cultural context where normative rules support or hinder trust. It was found that trust formation inside a political organization includes six different aspects: promise keeping; interaction and influencing; actions of the party executives; values, ideology and content of the politics; history and tradition; openness and sincerity. In other words, trust is grounded in an individual’s personality, life experiences, cultural background, education and other socio-economical factors. Trust forms from communal but also from individual experiences. The empirical study revealed also six different key factors for party success: regeneration, future orientation; values, ideology, content of the politics, working with the party agenda; creativity, enthusiasm; trustworthiness, credibility; team spirit, solidarity; party actors. This thesis emphasizes also the importance of creativity inside a political organization. In politics ability to generate new initiatives and innovative solutions for societal challenges is crucial, and moreover, political power is linked to this ability. It was found that ideal conditions for trust require reasonable or healthy trust: neither distrust nor faith increase creativity.
dc.format.extent 115 s.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other Suomen Keskusta.
dc.subject.other Eduskunta.
dc.title Trust inside a political organization : a case study of the Finnish Centre Party parliamentary group
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011052410908
dc.subject.ysa luottamus
dc.subject.ysa sosiaalinen pääoma
dc.subject.ysa luovuus
dc.subject.ysa innovatiivisuus
dc.subject.ysa poliittiset järjestöt
dc.subject.ysa poliitikot
dc.subject.ysa puolueet
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Humanistinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Humanities en
dc.contributor.laitos Viestintätieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Communication en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine yhteisöviestintä fi

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