The justification of trust in conflict : conceptual and normative groundwork

  • This paper challenges widespread assumptions in trust research according to which trust and conflict are opposing terms or where trust is generally seen as a value. Rather, it argues that trust is only valuable if properly justified, and it places such justifications in contexts of social and political conflict. For these purposes, the paper suggests a distinction between a general concept and various conceptions of trust, and it defines the concept as a four-place one. With regard to the justification of trust, a distinction between internal and full justification is introduced, and the justification of trust is linked to relations of justification between trusters and trusted. Finally, trust in conflict(s) emerges were such relations exist among the parties of a conflict, often by way of institutional mediation.

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Author:Rainer ForstGND
Series (Serial Number):ConTrust Working Paper Series (No. 2)
Publisher:Research Centre “Normative Orders” of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Editor:Chiara Destri
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of Publication (online):2022/11/03
Date of first Publication:2022/11/03
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/11/03
Tag:concept and conceptions of trust; conflict; justification; normative orders; trust; uncertainty
Page Number:16
Last Page:13
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster / Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung 4.0