Trust: Comparative Perspectives

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Masamichi Sasaki, Robert M. Marsh
BRILL, 2. mar. 2012 - 382 strani
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Trust, as Simmel noted, is a hypothesis regarding future behavior that is certain enough to serve as a basis for practical conduct. To trust another person (or collectivity or institution) is intermediate between knowledge and ignorance. Simmel was one of many social scientists (e.g., Tonnies, Durkheim, Parsons) who have contended that trust is one of the most important integrative forces within society. Modernization and its attendant social isolation, in the face of massive global changes, underscore the need to reexamine trust in all its multivariate and multidisciplinary character. This anthology presents twelve studies of trust. Some are conceptual, theoretical analyses, while others use historical data on societies, national surveys or cross-national comparative studies to test hypotheses.

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Communication Action and Third Parties
Britain and Russia Compared
Trust Diversity and Segregation in the United States and the United Kingdom
Distrust and Mistrust in a High Trust Environment
How Parents Shape the Generalized Trust of Their Children
Trustworthy Actions
Trust Tolerance and the Challenge of Difference
Acceptance of Precaution against and Cause of Vulnerability
A Comparative Cultural Perspective with a Focus on East Asian Culture
The Global Relevance of an Interactionist Understanding of Trust as a Form of Asociation
Sense of Trust in Longitudinal and Crossnational Surveys of National Character
CrossNational Studies of Trust among Seven Nations
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Masamichi Sasaki, Ph.D. (1980), Sociology, Princeton University; Professor of Sociology, Chuo University, Tokyo; Past President of International Institute of Sociology 1997-2001; Founding Editor of Comparative Sociology. Recent Publications: (ed.) Elites: New Comparative Perspectives (Brill, 2008) and (ed.) New Frontiers in Comparative Sociology (Brill, 2009). Robert M. Marsh, Ph.D. (1959), Sociology, Columbia University, Professor of Sociology at Brown University. His earlier books have included Comparative Sociology: A Codification of Cross-Societal Analysis (Harcourt, Brace and World 1967) and The Great Transformation: Social Change in Taipei, Taiwan Since the 1960s (Sharpe 1996).

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