1996 年 1996 巻 9 号 p. 211-222
How are cooperative social orders constructed and maintained ? This is one of the most fundamental and at the same time practical questions of social sciences. This paper provides a theoretical framework for empirical research to answer at least some important parts of this question by elaborating the sociological conception: trust. It critically examines the various research traditions for trust, proposes basic schema of trusting relationships, explains features of cooperations based on trust and discusses macrosociological implication of trust.