Trust and Rule / Edition 1

Trust and Rule / Edition 1

by Charles Tilly
     
 

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… See more details below

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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

1Relations of trust and distrust1
2How and why trust networks work30
3Transformations of trust networks52
4Trust networks versus predators79
5From segregation to integration100
6Trust and democratization125
7Future trust networks151

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