With increasingly divergent views and commitments, and an all-or-nothing mindset in political life, it can seem hard to sustain the level of trust in other members of our society necessary to ensure our most basic institutions work. This book features interdisciplinary perspectives on social trust. The contributors address four main topics related to social trust. The first topic is empirical and formal work on norms and institutional trust, especially the relationships between trust and human behaviour. The second topic concerns trust in particular institutions, notably the legal system, scientific community, and law enforcement. Third, the contributors address challenges posed by diversity and oppression in maintaining social trust. Finally, they discuss different forms of trust and social trust. Social Trust will be of interest to researchers in philosophy, political science, economics, law, psychology, and sociology.

chapter |6 pages

Social Trust Introduction

ByKevin Vallier, Michael Weber

part I|64 pages

Empirical Research on Social Trust

chapter 81|20 pages

Social and Legal TrustThe Case of Africa

ByAndreas Bergh, Christian Bjørnskov, Kevin Vallier

chapter 2|20 pages

Trustworthiness Is a Social Norm, but Trusting Is Not

ByCristina Bicchieri, Erte Xiao, Ryan Muldoon

chapter 3|22 pages

Trust, Diversity, and (Ir-)Rationality

How Categorization Can Lead to Discrimination
BySimon Scheller

part II|78 pages

Concepts of Social Trust

chapter 724|29 pages

Disappointed Yet Unbetrayed

A New Three-Place Analysis of Trust
ByEdward Hinchman

chapter 5|20 pages

Public Trust in Science

Exploring the Idiosyncrasy-Free Ideal
ByMarion Boulicault, S. Andrew Schroeder

chapter 6|27 pages

Justified Social Distrust

ByLacey J. Davidson, Mark Satta

part III|97 pages

The Ethics and Politics of Social Trust

chapter 1507|26 pages

“I Feared For My Life”

Police Killings, Epistemic Injustice, and Social Distrust
ByAlida Liberman

chapter 8|23 pages

Convention, Social Trust, and Legal Interpretation

ByIra K. Lindsay

chapter 9|20 pages

Social Trust and Mistrust of Parental Care

ByAmy Mullin

chapter 10|26 pages

A Case for Political Epistemic Trust

ByAgnes Tam