Russell Sage Foundation Textbooks


Social Science, Social Policy, and the Law

Social Science, Social Policy, and the Law

  • by Patricia Ewick (Editor), Robert Allen Kagan (Editor), Austin Sarat (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0871544261
  • ISBN-13: 9780871544261
The contributors to this volume share the belief that social science can and should influence legal policymaking. Empirical research is necessary to offset anecdotal evidence and untested assertions.

Trust in Society

Trust in Society

  • by Karen Cook (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0871541815
  • ISBN-13: 9780871541819
Drawing on experimental findings, this book examines how people decide whom to trust, and how a person proves his own trustworthiness to others.

Risk Acceptability according to the Social Sciences

Risk Acceptability according to the Social Sciences

  • by Mary Douglas
  • ISBN: 0871542110
  • ISBN-13: 9780871542113
But as anthropologist Mary Douglas points out, they have been singularly reluctant to examine the cultural bases of risk perception, preferring to concentrate on the individual perceiver making individual choices.

Trust and Distrust in Organizations: Dilemmas and Approaches

Trust and Distrust in Organizations: Dilemmas and Approaches

  • by Roderick M. Kramer (Editor), Karen S. Cook (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0871544865
  • ISBN-13: 9780871544865
"Broad in scope, Trust and Distrust in Organizations provides a captivating and insightful look at trust, power, and betrayal, and is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the underpinnings of trust within a relationship or an ...

Religion and Democracy in the United States: Danger or Opportunity?

Religion and Democracy in the United States: Danger or Opportunity?

  • by Alan Wolfe (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0691147299
  • ISBN-13: 9780691147291
"I am highly enthusiastic about this book's engaged, yet rigorous, political science, as well as its examination of the ways in which religion and politics are intertwined. This is a rich and substantive book.

Trust and Reciprocity: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Experimental Research

Trust and Reciprocity: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Experimental Research

  • by Elinor Ostrom (Editor), James Walker (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0871546485
  • ISBN-13: 9780871546487
The divergent views in this volume are unified by the basic conviction that humans gain through the development of trusting relationships.

Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age

Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age

  • by Larry M. Bartels
  • ISBN: 0691146233
  • ISBN-13: 9780691146232
This is not simply the result of economic forces, but the product of broad-reaching policy choices in a political system dominated by partisan ideologies and the interests of the wealthy.

 

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