TiP Researchers Assistant Professor Lise Røjskjær Pedersen and Assistant Professor James Maguire are editing together with Kristoffer Albris, Assistant Professor at Copenhagen University, a special issue on ‘Digital mistrust: Rethinking trust in digitalizing societies’.
While there is little agreement within academia, and beyond, as to the precise meaning of the
term trust, there is broad consensus as to its importance across various societal scales; whether it
be relations between states, between citizens and states, within communities, institutions, and
organizations, or the plethora of interpersonal relationships that are formative of everyday practice.
Trust is said to enhance our ability to make agreements with one another, to uphold contractual
arrangements, to promote self-expression, to reduce crime, and even to generate more happiness.
In welfare societies, in particular, trust is seen as a key societal resource that must be nurtured and
guarded in order to maintain welfare in challenging times. Recently, trust has become an object of
rigorous measurement and an important rhetorical asset in political discourse. As a result,
measuring the general level of trust between groups and institutions in society has become
common, and such measurements are increasingly seen as primary health indicators of the body
While the contributions can be heterogeneous in their empirical and analytical garbs, they must share a commitment to producing robust and analytically creative accounts around questions of (mis)trust and the digital.
Please send an abstract (250-300 words) and a short author bio (approx. 50 words) to Kristoffer Albris (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than the 1st of February 2021.
Find the complete call for paper here: CfP Special Issue – Digital Mistrust