Trust and Rule / Edition 1

Trust and Rule / Edition 1

by Charles Tilly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521671353

ISBN-13: 9780521671354

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Rightly fearing that unscrupulous rulers would break them up, seize their reserves or submit them to damaging forms of intervention, strong networks of trust, such as kinship groups, clandestine religious sects and trade diasporas, have historically insulated themselves from political control by a variety of strategies. Drawing on a vast range of comparisons over time

Overview

Rightly fearing that unscrupulous rulers would break them up, seize their reserves or submit them to damaging forms of intervention, strong networks of trust, such as kinship groups, clandestine religious sects and trade diasporas, have historically insulated themselves from political control by a variety of strategies. Drawing on a vast range of comparisons over time and space, Tilly (social science, Columbia U.) examines the ways members of trust networks have evaded, compromised with or even aligned themselves with political regimes. His study of the evolution of trust networks into different political forms contributes to a more comprehensive view of democratization and de-democratization. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521671354
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Relations of trust and distrust; 2. How and why trust networks work; 3. Transformations of trust networks; 4. Trust networks versus predators; 5. From segregation to integration; 6. Trust and democratization; 7. Future trust networks.

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