Cooperation Without Trust?


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Some social theorists claim that trust is necessary for the smooth functioning of a democratic society. Yet many recent surveys suggest that trust is on the wane in the United States. Does this foreshadow trouble for the nation? In Cooperation Without Trust? Karen Cook, Russell Hardin, and Margaret Levi argue that a society can function well in the absence of trust. Though trust is a useful element in many kinds of relationships, they contend that mutually beneficial cooperative relationships can take place without it. ...

Cooperation Without Trust? 2007, Russell Sage Foundation Publications

ISBN-13: 9780871541659

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Cooperation Without Trust? 2005, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780871541642