Curry, Nigel R (2009) Differentiating Trust in Rural Decision-making, Drawing on an English Case Study. Sociologia Ruralis, 50 (2). pp. 121-138. ISSN 00380199Full text not available from this repository.
Within the context of rural civic participation, three different types of trust are described, based on Simmelian-related constructs: personal trust, system trust and instrumental trust. Each has two components, a justification and a leap of faith. These vary in proportion according to degrees of knowledge held. Shifts in public domain decision-making have changed the emphasis of different types of trust. In using constructs of social capital to explore rural decision-making, bonding social capital is seen to cohere around notions of personal trust, bridging social capital around system trust and contested social capital around instrumental trust. In rural decision-making it is suggested, drawing from case study evidence in Gloucestershire, that personal trust is becoming increasingly important because of the localisation of decision-making and ambiguities in representation. A greater reliance is also being placed on system trust because of increasingly complex decision-making structures. While in principle instrumental trust can be ameliorated through access to knowledge and information, increasingly, the volume of information is problematic, and decision-makers are relinquishing their knowledge to 'experts'.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||REF2014 Submission. SOCIAL-STRUCTURE; WHITE-PAPER; EMBEDDEDNESS; NETWORKS; POLICY; RISK; ORGANIZATIONS; PARTICIPATION; GEOGRAPHIES; STRATEGIES|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute|
|Depositing User:||Anne Pengelly|
|Date Deposited:||04 Apr 2014 14:11|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2015 11:10|