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Trust in a polarized age

Title
Trust in a polarized age / Kevin Vallier.
ISBN
9780190887254 (ebook) :
Publication
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Physical Description
1 online resource (324 pages).
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Also issued in print: 2021.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 14, 2020).
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Summary
Americans today don't trust each other and their institutions as much as they used to. The collapse of social and political trust arguably has fueled our increasingly ferocious ideological conflicts and hardened partisanship. But is the decline in trust inevitable? Are we caught in a downward spiral that must end in war-like politics, institutional decay, and possibly even civil war? This text argues that American political and economic institutions are capable of creating and maintaining trust, even through polarized times. Combining philosophical arguments and empirical data, the author shows that liberal democracy, markets, and social welfare programs all play a vital role in producing social and political trust. Even more, these institutions can promote trust justly, by recognizing and respecting our basic human rights.
Variant and related titles
Oxford scholarship online.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 19, 2020
Series
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
Specialized.
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