Trust, Risk and Uncertainty

  • Sean Watson
  • Anthony Moran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sean Watson, Anthony Moran
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Theory and Philosophy of Trust, Risk and Uncertainty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Simon Thompson
      Pages 26-46
  4. Trust, Risk and Uncertainty in Institutions and Organisations

  5. Cultures of Risk: The Uncertainties of Trust

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-275

About this book


The themes 'trust', 'risk ' and 'uncertainty' seem especially pertinent in the context of the post-9/11 world. This book brings together a range of new research with a focus on the 'risk society' debate and on the themes of 'trust', 'uncertainty' and 'ambivalence'. Where much of the work within these crucial debates in the social sciences has been theory-based and theory-driven, Trust, Risk and Uncertainty combines theoretical sophistication with empirical analysis and research in the fields of philosophy, education, social policy, government, health and social care, sociology, and media and cultural studies.


care Cultural Studies education emotion ethics feminism identity Institution Local Governance Moral organization philosophy social policy sociology trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Sean Watson
    • 1
  • Anthony Moran
    • 2
  1. 1.School of SociologyUniversity of the West of EnglandUK
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesLa Trobe UniversityAustralia

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