"Informality, Trust and Distrust in Societies in Transition". The project is part of the Network "Social Capital in European Societies in Transition - Communities, Families, Generations"


The Project "Informality, Trust and Distrust in Societies in Transition" (Project management Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba, project coordination Dr. Ina Dietzsch, research assistant Dominik Scholl) examines how people trust in everyday life in situations of uncertainty. To what extent can trust or distrust be regarded as strategies to reduce complexity? On what kinds of informal practices do people rely while tackling the lack of other, more 'certain', forms? The project is part of the Network "Social Capital in European Societies in Transition - Communities, Families, Generations", granted by BMBF. The other projects involved are located at the University of Kassel (Department of Social Science), at BISS e.V. (Brandenburg-Berliner Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Studien), at Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (Department: The Society of the FRG), and at Thünen-Institut Bollewick. The mode of an interdisciplinary laboratory will be visualized and publicly presented by a close collaboration with the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin.
The Project "Informality, Trust and Distrust in Societies in Transition" (Project management Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba, project coordination Dr. Ina Dietzsch, research assistant Dominik Scholl) examines how people trust in everyday life in situations of uncertainty. To what extent can trust or distrust be regarded as strategies to reduce complexity? On what kinds of informal practices do people rely while tackling the lack of other, more 'certain', forms? The project is part of the Network "Social Capital in European Societies in Transition - Communities, Families, Generations", granted by BMBF. The other projects involved are located at the University of Kassel (Department of Social Science), at BISS e.V. (Brandenburg-Berliner Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Studien), at Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (Department: The Society of the FRG), and at Thünen-Institut Bollewick. The mode of an interdisciplinary laboratory will be visualized and publicly presented by a close collaboration with the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin.


Principal Investigators
Kaschuba, Wolfgang Prof. Dr. phil. (Details) (European Ethnology I)

Duration of Project
Start date: 06/2007
End date: 06/2010

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