“Light” and “Dark” Aspects of Trust: Analysizing the Ideas of the International Conference on Trust (Tokyo, 18-20 November 2017)

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


2018, Vol. 4. №1

“Light” and “Dark” Aspects of Trust: Analysizing the Ideas of the International Conference on Trust (Tokyo, 18-20 November 2017)

For citation: Davydenko V. A., Andrianova E. V., Lazutina D. V. 2018. “‘Light’ and ‘Dark’ Aspects of Trust: Analysizing the Ideas of the International Conference on Trust (Tokyo, 18-20 November 2017)”. Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research, vol. 4, no 1, pp. 28-75. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7897-2018-4-1-28-75

About the authors:

Vladimir A. Davydenko, Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Professor, Head of the Research Center, University of Tyumen; v.a.davydenko@utmn.ru; ORCID: 0000-0001-8389-4254

Elena V. Andrianova, Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Head of Department of General and Economic Sociology, Institute of Finance and Economics, University of Tyumen; Senior Researcher, West-Siberian Branch of the Federal Research Sociological Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Tyumen); e.v.andrianova@utmn.ru; ORCID: 0000-0002-7769-9206

Darya V. Lazutina, Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Associate Professor, Director of Institute of Finance and Economics, University of Tyumen; 72ldv@mail.ru


In this article, the authors present their interpretation of the key results of reports form the International Conference “Trust Research from Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives”, held in Tokyo on 18-20 November 2017. The views and ideas presented at the conference combine the interdisciplinary approach towards the subject of trust, clarifying the conceptual-categorical apparatus, nature, and levels of social trust. The results developed by leading sociologists of trust in recent years, present significance in terms of the concepts of “floating signifiers” — the foundation for the semantics of behavior and social practices; this is also connected to the actual subject of modifications of the “light” and “dark” sides of trust.


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