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Democracy and Trust - Mark E. Warren

Democracy and Trust

By: Mark E. Warren (Editor)

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Published: 27th December 1999
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Is declining trust in government and in other citizens bad for democracy? Bringing together social science and political theory, this book analyzes the relationship between democracy and trust. Trust can develop where interests converge, but in politics interests conflict. Democracy includes a healthy distrust of the interests of the powerful, and institutionalizes it by providing opportunities for citizens to oversee them. Yet democratic institutions depend on a trust among citizens sufficient for representation, resistance, and alternative forms of governance. Leading scholars explore this paradoxical relationship.

"...absorbing and important book. ...offers excellent reading and many suggestions for future research for anyone interested in social philosophy or democratic theory." Philosophy in Review "...Mark Warren provides an effective framework for the diverse set of contributions that comprise the volume and develops a typoogy of theories of trust and democracy... the volume makes a valuabe contribution to the study of trust and democracy. Virginia A Chanley, Political Theory

Introduction
Do we want trust in government?
How can we trust our fellow citizens?
Trust, well-being and democracy
Democracy and social capital
Liberty against the democratic state: on the historical and contemporary sources of American distrust
Trust, voluntary association and workable democracy: the contemporary American discourse of civil society
Trust and its surrogates: psychological foundations of political process
Geographies of trust
Altruistic trust
Democratic theory and trust
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521646871
ISBN-10: 0521646871
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 27th December 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.32  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.58