Trust: A Sociological Theory

Trust: A Sociological Theory

by Piotr Sztompka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521598508

ISBN-13: 9780521598507

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Piotr Sztompka presents a comprehensive theoretical account of trust as a fundamental component of human actions. Professor Sztompka's detailed and systematic study takes account of the rich evolving research on trust, and explains its meaning, foundations and functions. He illustrates and supports his claims with statistical data and his own impressive empirical

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Piotr Sztompka presents a comprehensive theoretical account of trust as a fundamental component of human actions. Professor Sztompka's detailed and systematic study takes account of the rich evolving research on trust, and explains its meaning, foundations and functions. He illustrates and supports his claims with statistical data and his own impressive empirical study of trust, carried out in Poland after the collapse of communism. This conceptually creative and elegant work will be of interest to scholars and students of sociology, political science and social philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521598507
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The turn towards soft variables in sociological theory; 2. The idea of trust; 3. Varieties of trust; 4. Foundations of trust; 5. The functions of trust; 6. The culture of trust; 7. Trust in democracy and autocracy; 8. Trust and rapid social change: a case study; Bibliography; References; Index.

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