Trust in Social Relations

@article{Schilke2021TrustIS,
  title={Trust in Social Relations},
  author={Oliver Schilke and Martin Reimann and Karen Cook},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
  year={2021},
  volume={47}
}
Trust is key to understanding the dynamics of social relations, to the extent that it is often viewed as the glue that holds society together. We review the mounting sociological literature to help answer what trust is and where it comes from. To this end, we identify two research streams—on particularized trust and generalized trust, respectively—and propose an integrative framework that bridges these lines of research while also enhancing conceptual precision. This framework provides the… 

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