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Trust in a Complex World: Enriching Community

Charles Heckscher


The central question addressed by this book is: Can we rebuild trust in a time of increasing conflict and paralysis? Or rather: Can we build trust, for the first time, wide and strong enough to bring us together to work on the complex problems of our age? Relations of trust have been weakened over the past century by a historic expansion of communication and cross-cultural interaction, and the advance of complex, fluid relationships. Now the rapid rise of the Internet has accelerated the disruption. Many long for the comfort and security of relations in which one knew whom to trust and what to ... More

Keywords: community, trust, collaboration, social capital, internet (social media), networks, values, history, theory

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198708551
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708551.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Heckscher, author
Professor, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations

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