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Author Vallier, Kevin, author.

Title Trust in a polarized age / Kevin Vallier.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction-NEW  306.20973 VAL    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Trust and Polarization -- Must Politics Be War Here and Now? -- Social and Political Trust: Concepts, Causes, and Consequences -- Civil Society and Freedom of Association -- The Market Economy -- The Welfare State -- Against Egalitarianism -- Democratic Constitutionalism -- Elections and Process Democracy.
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 fuelled 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? In A Liberal Democratic Peace, Kevin Vallier argues that American political and economic institutions are capable of creating and maintaining trust, even through polarized times. Combining philosophical arguments and empirical data, Vallier 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Political culture -- United States.
Trust -- United States.
Polarization (Social sciences) -- Political aspects -- United States.
Civil society -- United States.
ISBN 9780190887223 (hardback)
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