The Resource Trust : the social virtues and the creation of prosperity, Francis Fukuyama

Trust : the social virtues and the creation of prosperity, Francis Fukuyama

Label
Trust : the social virtues and the creation of prosperity
Title
Trust
Title remainder
the social virtues and the creation of prosperity
Statement of responsibility
Francis Fukuyama
Title variation
Social virtues and the creation of prosperity
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Trust, a sweeping assessment of the emerging global economic order "after History," Fukuyama examines a wide range of national cultures in order to divine the hidden principles that make a good and prosperous society, and his findings strongly challenge the orthodoxies of both left and right. In fact, economic life is pervaded by culture and depends, Fukuyama maintains, on moral bonds of social trust. This is the unspoken, unwritten bond between fellow citizens that facilitates transactions, empowers individual creativity, and justifies collective action. In the global struggle for economic predominance that is now upon us - a struggle in which cultural differences will become the chief determinant of national success - the social capital represented by trust will be as important as physical capital. But trust varies greatly from one society to another, and a map of how social capital is distributed around the world yields many surprises
  • The greatness of this country, he maintains, was built not on its imagined ethos of individualism but on the cohesiveness of its civil associations and the strength of its communities. But Fukuyama warns that our drift into a more and more extreme rights-centered individualism - a radical departure from our past communitarian tradition - holds more peril for the future of America than any competition from abroad
Cataloging source
CLONE
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Trust : the social virtues and the creation of prosperity, Francis Fukuyama
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-441) and index
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  • mel
Contents
The idea of trust : the improbable power of culture in the making of economic society -- Low-trust societies and the paradox of family values -- High-trust societies and the challenge of sustaining sociability -- American society and the crisis of trust -- Enriching trust : combining traditional culture and modern institutions in the twenty-first century
Control code
000011660846
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Free Press Paperback ed
Extent
xv, 457 p.
Isbn
9780684825250
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95019320
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.b29330130
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32547174
  • dw29330130

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
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