Review: Martin Endress (2002). "Vertrauen" ["Trust"]


  • Mike Steffen Schäfer Freie Universität Berlin



trust, sociological theory


The book introduces the theoretical and empirical sociological debate on trust. ENDRESS examines the topic in a historical as well as a systematic perspective, surveying current literature on trust and concluding with his own systematic remarks. While his presentation of theoretical sociological literature on trust is both competent and readable, it remains too closely connected to certain people and their approaches. In addition, ENDRESS' examination of the empirical literature on trust remains fragmentary. The book should be seen, therefore, as an opportunity to access the sociological debate on trust, but coming short of providing a comprehensive overview. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs040285


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Author Biography

Mike Steffen Schäfer, Freie Universität Berlin

Mike Steffen SCHÄFER; M.A. (Soziologie, Journalistik, Publizistik), Studium in Leipzig, Wien und Cork, seit 2002 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Kulturwissenschaften der Universität Leipzig; bisherige Forschungsschwerpunkte: Wissenschaftssoziologie (v.a. zum Thema Biotechnologie), Mediensoziologie, Medienpädagogik.



How to Cite

Schäfer, M. S. (2004). Review: Martin Endress (2002). "Vertrauen" ["Trust"]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 5(2).