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Understanding Trust from the Perspective of Sociological Neoinstitutionalism: The Interplay of Institutions and Agency

This paper builds on the idea that trust is a matter of embedded agency where trustors and trustees, as actors, interpret the social context in which they are embedded. Insofar as this context is institutionalized, trust may be quite 'normal' and achieved fairly easily by reference to... Full description

1st Person: Möllering, Guido
Type of Publication: Paper
Published: Köln Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung 2005
Series: MPIfG Discussion Paper ; Vol. 05/13
Online: Full text open access
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction; Trust as a form of natural attitude; Trust as a form of institutional isomorphism; Rules, roles and routines; Trust in institutions; Active constitution of trust; Familiarity, unfamiliarity and familiarization; Reflexive constitution and continuous communication; Suspension: The leap of faith; Conclusions and implications; References

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