Eric M. Uslaner is one of the world's leading academics in the field of trust, and in particular the role of trust in society and public life. Professor
Uslaner is professor of Government and Politics at the University of
Maryland-College Park, where he has taught since 1975, as well as as
being Senior Research Scholarat the Center for American Politics and Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China, and Honorary Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University (Denmark).
In 1997-1998 he was Distinguished University Research Fellow at the University of Maryland and in 1981-82 he was Fulbright Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Departments of American Studies and Political Science, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Professor Uslaner received his B.A. from Brandeis University cum laude with Honors in Politics in 1968 and his M.A. (1970) and Ph.D. (1973) in Political Science from Indiana University.
In 2006 he was appointed the first Senior Research Fellow at the Center for American Law and Political Science at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China. In the Fall, 2010, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. In 2011 he was named one of the top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America.
Uslaner is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Social Change at the University of Manchester (UK) and the "Social Trust in Sweden" research project, Ersta SkÃ�ï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¶ndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden. He is also affiliated with the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption (TRIC) at the Australian National University.
Professor Ulsaner's books include The Movers and the Shirkers: Representatives and Ideologues in the Senate (University of Michigan Press, 1999); The Decline of Comity in Congress (University of Michigan Press, 1993), Shale Barrel Politics: Energy and Legislative Leadership (Stanford University Press, 1989).
His current research focuses on why people trust each other, primarily in the United States but also across nations, and he is also the author of the seminal Moral Foundations of Trust as well as Corruption, Inequality, and the Rule of Law (both Cambridge University Press).
Professor Uslaner's new book, Segregation and Mistrust: Diversity, Isolation, and Social Cohesion (Cambridge University Press) challenges the argument that diversity drives down trust and altruistic deeds and contends rather, that it is segregation and the lack of diverse ties that leads people to be less trusting.
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