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ISBN-13: 9781509519453
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/20/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 304,280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Niklas Luhmann (1927-1998) was Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Bielefeld University.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Niklas Luhmann's Sociological Enlightenment and its Realisation in Trust and Power - by Christian Morgner and Michael King

Editors note on the revised translation

Part 1: Trust

Preface - by the author

1. Defining the Problem: Social Complexity

2. Constancies and Events

3. Familiarity and Trust

4. Trust as a Reduction of Complexity

5. Exceeding Information and Possibilities For Sanctions

6. Personal Trust

7. Communications Media and System Trust

8. The Tactical Conception: Trust as Opportunity and as Constraint

9. Trust in Trust

10. Trust and Distrust

11. Readiness to Trust

12. The Rationality of Trust and Distrust


Part 2: Power


1. Power as a Communication Medium

2. The Action Framework

3. Code Functions

4. Power and Physical Force

5. Lifeworld and Technique

6. The Generalization of Influence

7. Risks of Power

8. Powers Relevance to Society

9. Organized Power


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