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.The rich assortment of essays on these themes addresses questions such as: How does national identity shape trust, and how does trust form in developing countries and in new democracies? Are minority groups less trusting than the dominant group in a society? Do immigrants adapt to the trust levels of their host countries? Does group interaction build trust? Does the welfare state promote trust and, in turn, does trust lead to greater well-being and to better health outcomes? The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust considers these and other questions of critical importance for current scholarly investigations of trust.
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Part I. Approaches to the Study of TrustChapter 1: The Study of TrustEric M. UslanerChapter 2: Measuring TrustPaul C. Bauer and Markus FreitagChapter 3: Social and Political TrustKenneth Newton, Dietlind Stolle, and Sonja ZmerliChapter 4: Trust and National IdentityPatti Tamara Lenard and David MillerChapter 5: Trust and DemocracyMark E. WarrenChapter 6: Ingroup-Outgroup Trust: Barriers, Benefits, and BridgesRoderick M. KramerPart II. Where Does Social Trust Come From?Chapter 7: Biological and Psychological Influences on Interpersonal and Political TrustMatthew Cawvey, Matthew Hayes, Damarys Canache, and Jeffery J. MondakChapter 8: Trust and Participation in AssociationsPamela Paxton and Robert ResslerPart III. How Different Groups Develop Social TrustChapter 9: Ethnic Diversity and Social TrustPeter Thisted Dinesen and Kim Mannemar SønderskovChapter 10: Cultural Persistence or Experiential Adaptation? A Review of Studies Using Immigrants to Examine the Roots of TrustPeter Thisted Dinesen and Kim Mannemar SønderskovChapter 11: Trust and Minority GroupsRima Wilkes and Cary WuPart IV. Social Trust and Rational ChoiceChapter 12: Trust and Rational ChoiceKaren S. Cook and Jessica J. SantanaChapter 13: Trust Experiments, Trust Games, and SurveysRick K. WilsonChapter 14: Trust Games: Game-Theoretic Approaches to Embedded TrustVincent Buskens, Vincenz Frey, and Werner RaubPart V. Comparative Studies of TrustChapter 15: Trust in Newly Democratic RegimesNatalia LetkiChapter 16: Social and Political Trust in Developing Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin AmericaRobert Mattes and Alejandro MorenoPart VI. Outcomes of Social TrustChapter 17: Trust and the Welfare StateStaffan Kumlin, Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen, and Atle HaugsgjerdChapter 18: New Evidence on Trust and Well-BeingJohn F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, and Shun WangChapter 19: Trust and Population HealthIchiro KawachiPart VII. Political Consequences of Social TrustChapter 20: Trust and CorruptionJong-sung YouChapter 21: Trust and Tax MoraleHo Fai Chan, Mohammad Wangsit Supriyadi, and Benno TorglerChapter 22: Social Trust and Economic GrowthChristian BjørnskovPart VIII. Political Trust: Where Does It Come From, Why It MattersChapter 23: Foundations of Political TrustOla Listhaug and Tor Georg JacobsenChapter 24: Political Trust and PolarizationMarc J. Hetherington and Thomas J. RudolphChapter 25: Economic Performance and Political TrustTom W.G. van der MeerChapter 26: Trust and ElectionsMarc HoogheChapter 27: Trust in JusticeBen Bradford, Jonathan Jackson, and Mike HoughPart IX. Trust in International RelationsChapter 28: Trust in International ActorsPaul R. Brewer, Kimberly Gross, and Timothy VercellottiChapter 29: Trust in International PoliticsBrian Christopher Rathbun