Creating Social Trust in Post-Socialist Transition / Edition 1

Creating Social Trust in Post-Socialist Transition / Edition 1

by J. Kornai
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1403964491

ISBN-13: 9781403964496

Pub. Date: 07/20/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Beneficial social and economic exchange relies on a certain level of trust. But trust is a delicate matter, not least in the former socialist countries where illegitimate behaviour by governments made distrust a habit. The chapters in this volume analyze the causes and the effects of the lack of social trust in post-socialist countries. The contributions originated in

Overview

Beneficial social and economic exchange relies on a certain level of trust. But trust is a delicate matter, not least in the former socialist countries where illegitimate behaviour by governments made distrust a habit. The chapters in this volume analyze the causes and the effects of the lack of social trust in post-socialist countries. The contributions originated in the Collegium Budapest project on Honesty and Trust: Theory and Experience in the Light of the Post-Socialist Transition. A second volume entitled, Building a Trustworthy State in Post-Socialist Transition , is being published simultaneously.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964496
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
07/20/2004
Series:
Political Evolution and Institutional Change Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; J.Kornai & S.Rose-Ackerman Introduction: Creating Social Trust; B.Rothstein PART I: SOCIAL CAPITAL AND DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION Social Capital and the Quality of Government: The Casual Mechanism; B.Rothstein Honesty, Trust, and Legal Norms in the Transition to Democracy; G.Badescu & E.M.Uslaner PART II: TRUST AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT Firms Trust? Evidence From a Survey of 26 Transition Economies; M.Raiser, A.Rousso & F.Steves Non-Transparency of the Post-Communist Economies: The Relationship Between the Formal and the Informal in the Case of Banking; A.V.Ledeneva How Trust is Established in Economic Relationships When Institutions and Individuals are Not Trustworthy: The Case of Russia; V.Radaev Establishing Confidence in Business Partners: Courts, Networks, and Relationships as Pillars of Support; C.Woodruff The Selective Use of State Capacity in Russia's Economy: Property Disputes and Enterprise Takeovers After 2000; V.Volkov Mafia Transplantation; F.Varese Beyond Law Enforcement: Financial Market Regulation in China and Russia: K.Pistor & C.Xu PART III: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CREATING AND DESTROYING SOCIAL TRUST Trust and Networks of Informal Co-operation; K.S.Cook, E.R.W.Rice & A.Gerbasi Blindness to Success: Social Psychological Pbjectives on the Way to market Economy in Eastern and Central Europe; A.Örkény, G.Csepeli, M.Székelyi & I.Barna

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