Trust in Modern Societies

Trust in Modern Societies : The Search for the Bases of Social Order

  • Electronic book text
By (author) 

List price: US$64.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This is one of the first systematic discussions of the nature of trust as a means of social cohesion, discussing the works of leading social theorists on the issue of social solidarity.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 304 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745677851
  • 9780745677859

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Defining Trust. 2. Classical Sociology and the Search for Order. 3. Functions of Trust. 4. Trust as Habitus. 5. Trust as Passion. 6. Trust as Policy. Bibliography. Index.show more

Review quote

-This is a useful big-name survey of social theory (Spencer, T'nnies, Durkheim, Simmel, Weber, Parsons, Luhmann, Giddens)... contains much that is of value, and will be an important source of reference for students of this popular topic.- Times Literary Supplement -The most important work in social theory for several years has concerned the nature of trust. At last, we have something that collates brilliant insights in a sustained and original argument, covering a vast range of topics and based on an awesome amount of reading about varied cultures.- John A. Hall, McGill University -Barbara A. Misztal has written a brilliant book. It is nothing less than a reconceptualization of sociology's central problematic: how is social cooperation possible in the face of growing scale and complexity of society? This work should be read by all social thinkers concerned with the basis for sustaining viable societies under the pressures of modernization.- Jonathan Turner, University of California -Trust in Modern Societies is an important contribution to the rapidly expanding literature on trust - its nature and role in modern social theory. Misztal's book deserves to be read by all those interested in trust.- Political Studies "This is a useful big-name survey of social theory (Spencer, T'nnies, Durkheim, Simmel, Weber, Parsons, Luhmann, Giddens)... contains much that is of value, and will be an important source of reference for students of this popular topic." Times Literary Supplement "The most important work in social theory for several years has concerned the nature of trust. At last, we have something that collates brilliant insights in a sustained and original argument, covering a vast range of topics and based on an awesome amount of reading about varied cultures." John A. Hall, McGill University "Barbara A. Misztal has written a brilliant book. It is nothing less than a reconceptualization of sociology's central problematic: how is social cooperation possible in the face of growing scale and complexity of society? This work should be read by all social thinkers concerned with the basis for sustaining viable societies under the pressures of modernization." Jonathan Turner, University of California "Trust in Modern Societies is an important contribution to the rapidly expanding literature on trust - its nature and role in modern social theory. Misztal's book deserves to be read by all those interested in trust." Political Studiesshow more