Trust and the Problem of Boundaries

Saturday, July 19, 2014: 8:45 AM
Room: Booth 51
Oral Presentation
Adam SELIGMAN , Boston University
This paper analyse the boundaries of trust which divide communities of belonging, moral credit and risk, from communities of knowledge, strangeness and security.  It will discuss the ambiguous and hence threatening nature of boundaries and the consequences of this on constructing trust and solidarity across communities of difference. It will further query the sufficiency of liberal individualist models of personhood and community to overcome what is one of the most serious social challenges of our time.