The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust

ISBN : 9780190274801

Eric M. Uslaner
704 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks

This volume explores the foundations of trust, and whether social and political trust have common roots. Contributions by noted scholars examine how we measure trust, the cultural and social psychological roots of trust, the foundations of political trust, and how trust concerns the law, the economy, elections, international relations, corruption, and cooperation, among myriad societal factors.


Part I. Approaches to the Study of Trust; Chapter 1: The Study of Trust; Eric M. Uslaner; Chapter 2: Measuring Trust; Paul C. Bauer and Markus Freitag; Chapter 3: Social and Political Trust; Kenneth Newton, Dietlind Stolle, and Sonja Zmerli; Chapter 4: Trust and National Identity; Patti Tamara Lenard and David Miller; Chapter 5: Trust and Democracy; Mark E. Warren; Chapter 6: Ingroup-Outgroup Trust: Barriers, Benefits, and Bridges; Roderick M. Kramer; Part II. Where Does Social Trust Come From?; Chapter 7: Biological and Psychological Influences on Interpersonal and Political Trust; Matthew Cawvey, Matthew Hayes, Damarys Canache, and Jeffery J. Mondak; Chapter 8: Trust and Participation in Associations; Pamela Paxton and Robert Ressler; Part III. How Different Groups Develop Social Trust; Chapter 9: Ethnic Diversity and Social Trust; Peter Thisted Dinesen and Kim Mannemar Sonderskov; Chapter 10: Cultural Persistence or Experiential Adaptation? A Review of Studies Using Immigrants to Examine the Roots of Trust; Peter Thisted Dinesen and Kim Mannemar Sonderskov; Chapter 11: Trust and Minority Groups; Rima Wilkes and Cary Wu; Part IV. Social Trust and Rational Choice; Chapter 12: Trust and Rational Choice; Karen S. Cook and Jessica J. Santana; Chapter 13: Trust Experiments, Trust Games, and Surveys; Rick K. Wilson; Chapter 14: Trust Games: Game-Theoretic Approaches to Embedded Trust; Vincent Buskens, Vincenz Frey, and Werner Raub; Part V. Comparative Studies of Trust; Chapter 15: Trust in Newly Democratic Regimes; Natalia Letki; Chapter 16: Social and Political Trust in Developing Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America; Robert Mattes and Alejandro Moreno; Part VI. Outcomes of Social Trust; Chapter 17: Trust and the Welfare State; Staffan Kumlin, Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen, and Atle Haugsgjerd; Chapter 18: New Evidence on Trust and Well-Being; John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, and Shun Wang; Chapter 19: Trust and Population Health; Ichiro Kawachi; Part VII. Political Consequences of Social Trust; Chapter 20: Trust and Corruption; Jong-sung You; Chapter 21: Trust and Tax Morale; Ho Fai Chan, Mohammad Wangsit Supriyadi, and Benno Torgler; Chapter 22: Social Trust and Economic Growth; Christian Bjornskov; Part VIII. Political Trust: Where Does It Come From, Why It Matters; Chapter 23: Foundations of Political Trust; Ola Listhaug and Tor Georg Jacobsen; Chapter 24: Political Trust and Polarization; Marc J. Hetherington and Thomas J. Rudolph; Chapter 25: Economic Performance and Political Trust; Tom W.G. van der Meer; Chapter 26: Trust and Elections; Marc Hooghe; Chapter 27: Trust in Justice; Ben Bradford, Jonathan Jackson, and Mike Hough; Part IX. Trust in International Relations; Chapter 28: Trust in International Actors; Paul R. Brewer, Kimberly Gross, and Timothy Vercellotti; Chapter 29: Trust in International Politics; Brian Christopher Rathbun


Eric M. Uslaner is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China, and an Honorary Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, in Denmark. He has also been a Fulbright Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University and a Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is the author of nine books, including The Moral Foundations of Trust; Corruption, Inequality, and the Rule of Law: The Bulging Pocket Makes the Easy Life; Segregation and Mistrust: Diversity, Isolation, and Social Cohesion; and The Historical Roots of Corruption: Mass Education, Economic Inequality, and State Capacity, as well as more than 150 articles.