Introduction: Trust, Democracy, and Multicultural Challenges
1 Trust Defined
2 Trust as a Foundational Democratic Value
3 Distrust, Mistrust, and Democracy
4 Public Culture and Trust
5 Trust and Ethnocultural Diversity in Multicultural Democracies
6 Severely Divided Societies, Trust, and the Struggle for Democracy
7 Guiding Trust Building in Democracies
Conclusion: The Challenges of Multiculturalism?
Patti Tamara Lenard is Assistant Professor of Ethics at the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
"Highly informative as well as rich in insightful contradictions, [Trust, Democracy, and Multicultural Challenges is] an invitation to endorse pluralism not as a final horizon or a political telos, but as a policy tool and a heuristic device with emancipatory powers."
--Albena Azmanova, Political Theory
"This is a well-written book. It presents an important argument and tackles a vast body of literature. It makes a significant contribution to ongoing debates in political theory about democracy and trust. And probably most important, it sets out a highly controversial argument in a convincing and measured way."
--Avigail Eisenberg, University of Victoria
"This is an important contribution to our thinking about a major issue for contemporary democratic politics. It draws on a broad array of literature, bringing together philosophy, sociology, political science, and political theory. Patti Tamara Lenard combines impressive powers of synthesis with a keen practical sense of the problems and dilemmas of trust."
--Matthew Festenstein, University of York