Varieties of Trust
Trust: A Sociological Theory
Cambridge University Press
Making bets of trust, we direct them at various objects, the targets of trust. What are those objects? Our definition indicates that ultimately we direct trust at "contingent actions of others."1 But those "others" come in various guises, and their actions display various degrees of complexity.
Sztompka, P. (1999). Varieties of Trust. In "Trust: a Sociological Theory". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England