The Pros And Cons Of Social Trust

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He mentioned that haves are treated by Others with more honesty and respect (Putnam, 2000, p. 138). Fukuyama’s views on social trust Trust is regarded as a necessity component of running a smooth society (Giddens, 1990) and it helps to glue the society together (Luhmann, 1979). All the theorists of the social capital theory also have identified trust as essentiatial and necessary componenet of social capital (Graham, 2016). Putnam has also mentioned about the trust and he has talked about the thick trust and thin trust (Putnam, 2001). But Putnam understand the Trust in a narrow sense and he provide minimal distinction between thick trust and thin trust (Graham, 2016:23). Trust embedded in personal relationships which are strong can be categories…show more content…
To activate social capital both internal and external organisations are required, NGOs and CBOs can play an important role to activate the social capital (Ahmed and Haque, 2007). As we have identified Putnam and Fukuyama also highlighted that voluntary associations and community organisations are important to create social capital. Graham (2016: 24), “social capital is maintaining within the sphere of civil society, through voluntary associations and everyday social interactions “. Putnam (1993), also defines social capital as features of social organisations such as networks, norms and trust that facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutual benefits (Adhikari,2008). Putnam explains the forms of social capital dividing to two main sections as formal and informal. Formal forms of social capital like PTA (Parent-Teacher associations), national organisations, labour unions where formally organised with a chairmen, president and memberships (Putnam, 2001b). Informal forms of social capital can explain as group people gather in a bar every week end, going clubs in Friday evening (ibid). but those two forms constitute network in which there can easily make reciprocity (Putnam, 2001b). CBOs as a formal form of social capital which is working for building social network, and social trust and it leads to the reciprocity. Edward (2004:07) explains the importance of voluntary organisations in a society, as it creates curbing the power of centralised institution, protecting pluralism and nurturing constructive social norms such as trust and cooperation among different groups (). When Putnam is explaining the social bridges, he has explained the importance of social bridges as it creates more connections between the host society (Putnam, 2001). Moreover, he has clearly mentions the existing social bridges in the society and local community organisations and voluntary associations can

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