Author: Harding, Matthew
Source: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Volume 29, Number 2, Summer 2009 , pp. 245-265(21)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Trust may be an important organizing idea when thinking about law. However, if trust is to be deployed usefully as an organizing idea when thinking about law, work must be done to understand what trust is, what it does and what effect it has. This article explores one aspect of interpersonal trust that may be relevant when thinking about law. The article considers how one person might manifest trust to another. In so doing, the article considers types of action that are ill- and well-suited to manifesting trust. It then considers why it might be important to manifest trust. Finally, the article suggests some lines of future inquiry by pointing to how the phenomenology of trust might be significant when assessing the sorts of claims about trust that lawyers typically make.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-06-01
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