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Title: Reworking the sociology of trust: making a semantic distinction between trust and dependence
Authors: Meyer, Samantha B
Ward, Paul Russell
Keywords: Trust
Dependence
Niklas Luhmann
Power
Risk
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: The Australian Sociological Association
Citation: Meyer, S. & Ward, P.R., 2009. Reworking the sociology of trust: making a semantic distinction between trust and dependence. The Future of Sociology. Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association conference 2009, 1-16.
Abstract: Trust, as a sociological construct, has become increasingly important in recent times but an agreed definition is yet to be found. A potentially useful way of ‘defining’ trust is by distinguishing it from other semantically similar concepts. Niklas Luhmann has provided semantic distinctions between trust and familiarity, and trust and confidence. The purpose of this paper is to provide empirical evidence of a further semantic distinction between trust and dependence. This distinction allows us to further define trust and also to investigate the difference between ‘trust’ and ‘dependence’.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26057
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