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Trust and Power
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Familiarity, Confidence, Trust: Problems and Alternatives
Trust has never been a topic of mainstream sociology. Neither classical authors nor modern sociologists use the term in a theoretical context. For this reason the elaboration of theoreticalExpand
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Trust: Making and Breaking Cooperative Relations
An apparatus for freezing boiled rice has an internally bladed drum rotated at low speed and housing a bladed shaft rotated at a higher speed, the drum having covers at its inlet and outlet ends. AExpand
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Essays On Self-Reference
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Risk: A Sociological Theory
A great deal of attention has been devoted to risk research. Sociologists in general have limited themselves to varying recognitions of a society at risk and have traced out the paths to disaster.Expand
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Differentiation of society
Recent developments in systems theory have replaced the paradigm of the whole and its parts with the paradigm of system and environment. System differentiation, therefore, has to be conceived as theExpand
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Art as a Social System
Through an interdisciplinary approach, Luhmann clarifies the context and contingency of art while elaborating his theory of society. Returning to 18th century aesthetics, the author argues that artExpand
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Political Theory In The Welfare State
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Love as Passion: The Codification of Intimacy
In this important book Niklas Luhmann - one of the leading social thinkers of the late 20th century - analyses the emergence of 'love' as the basis of personal relationships in modern societies. HeExpand
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System as Difference
This is an edited and translated transcript of a lecture by Niklas Luhmann in which he outlined the foundation of his systems theory based on the notion of difference and distinction. After a briefExpand
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