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Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Trust: A Very Short Introduction  

Katherine Hawley

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.001.0001
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9780199697342
A Very Short Introduction
4. Take the money and run

4. Take the money and run  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199697342
4. Take the money and run Playing the trust game You’re at an unfamiliar bar, chatting to a new acquaintance, Daniel, when an economist approaches with a glint in her eye and a wallet full of cash. She offers you ten dollars – the money is yours to keep, and you can pocket it right away if you like. But you have another option. If you give some or all of the ten dollars to Daniel, the economist will triple the gift – if you hand over four dollars, the economist will add another eight, so that Daniel gets a
8. Institutions, conspiracies, and nations

8. Institutions, conspiracies, and nations  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199697342
8. Institutions, conspiracies, and nations Rich interpersonal trust lies at the heart of our lives, underpinning our relationships with friends and family; likewise, the value of trustworthiness guides us in forming and maintaining those relationships. Looser ties of trust, reliance, and cooperation are also crucial to our daily interaction with acquaintances and strangers. But what about our attitudes of trust – or distrust – as directed towards institutions, public figures, and entire social groups? Is there a difference between trusting the political system and trusting politicians, or between trusting the Church and trusting clergymen? Can institutions themselves display trustworthiness, or
1. What are trust and distrust?

1. What are trust and distrust?  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199697342
1. What are trust and distrust? Trust is at the centre of a whole web of concepts: reliability, predictability, expectation, cooperation, goodwill, and – on the dark side – distrust, insincerity, conspiracy, betrayal, and incompetence.
3. Evolving trust and cooperation

3. Evolving trust and cooperation  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199697342
3. Evolving trust and cooperation Bats, bees, and chimpanzees In the movies, vampire bats go out at night to feast upon the blood of innocent maidens, but in real life they stick to cattle and horses. Some nights, an individual bat is unlucky and returns to the communal roost hungry. Luckier bats charmingly vomit up some of the blood they’ve harvested, to feed their hungry colleagues. Why do they bother?

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