Edited by Karen S. Cook, Professor Margaret Levi and Russell Hardin
Conventional wisdom holds that trust is essential for cooperation between individuals and institutions—such as community organizations, banks, and local governments. Not necessarily so, according to editors Karen Cook, Margaret Levi, and Russell Hardin. Cooperation thrives under a variety of circumstances. Whom Can We Trust? examines the conditions that promote or constrain trust and advances our understanding of how cooperation really works.