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Trust Of Modernity, Modernity Of Trust. Considerations And Research Hypothesis

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  • MASSIMO CONTE

    (UNIVERSITY OF MOLISE-DEPT. OF HUMANITIES, HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES)

THE DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL RELATIONSHIP IN OUR TIMES IMPOSE A GROWING IMPORTANCE TO 'TRUST' AS A RESOURCE BETWEEN PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP AS BETWEEN PERSONS AND COMPLEX SOCIAL SYSTEM. THE MAIN FEATURE OF MODERNITY IN SOCIAL CONNECTIONS IS GIVEN BY THE SPREAD OF A 'TIME/SPACE' DISTANCE. THE INCREASING DIFFICULTIES OF RELATIONS BETWEEN PERSONS AND ENVIRONMENT FIX OUR CONSTANT NEED TO RECONSIDER OUR ACTIONS/DECISIONS WITH RISK AND TROUBLES, SO 'TRUSTING' IS GOING TO HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE AS REDUCING OF SOCIAL COMPLEXITY IN OUR NEAPOLITAN REALITY, WE ASSUME THAT IS BETTER TO 'RELIANCE' RATHER THAN TO TRUST. FOR THE REASON THAT WE DON'T HAVBE A GOOD REPRESENTATIONS OF OTHERS. SO, WE BUILD OUR PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH 'HOPE' AND 'FAITH' BECAUSE WE WONT TO DEFENCE OURSELVES FROM A SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT FELT LIKE DANGEROUS, THEREFORE WE NEED TO HAVE AN EXTERNAL AUTHORITY RATHER THAN TAKE CHANGE OF 'TRUSTING', BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT THE ACT OF TRUSTING IS AN ENGAGE/DEPENDENCE ON SOMEONE AND WE WONT TO AVOID THE RISK OF BEING DECEIVED. THESE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ARE PRECONDITIONS THAT HAVE MANY CONSEQUENCES TO THE ECONOMIC ACTION AND FOR COOPERATION.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 22 Nov 2005
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpri:0511001
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