Creating Social Trust in Post-Socialist Transition

  • János Kornai
  • Bo Rothstein
  • Susan Rose-Ackerman

Part of the Political Evolution and Institutional Change book series (PEIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Bo Rothstein
      Pages 1-10
  3. Social Capital and Democratic Transition

  4. Trust and the Business Environment

  5. Trust, Cooperation,and Success

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. György Csepeli, Antal Örkény, Mária Székelyi, Ildikó Barna
      Pages 213-240
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-252

About this book


Beneficial social and economic exchange relies on a certain level of trust. But trust is a delicate matter, not least in the former socialist countries where illegitimate behaviour by governments made distrust a habit. The chapters in this volume analyze the causes and the effects of the lack of social trust in post-socialist countries. The contributions originated in the Collegium Budapest project on Honesty and Trust: Theory and Experience in the Light of the Post-Socialist Transition. A second volume entitled, Building a Trustworthy State in Post-Socialist Transition , is being published simultaneously.


China communism democracy economy Europe government Institution Mafia market economy social capital

Editors and affiliations

  • János Kornai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bo Rothstein
    • 3
  • Susan Rose-Ackerman
    • 4
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Collegium BudapestHungary
  3. 3.Political ScienceGöteborg UniversitySweden
  4. 4.Yale UniversityUSA

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