The complexity of defining and navigating trust and our perceptions of trust, especially in times of crisis, is a dominant and much debated theme of our times. Trust as a society, as part of communities and as individuals, trust in government and large institutions, and the corresponding uncertainty a lack of trust generates, is explored and compared in a number of ways in Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust.

The debate around who we trust, what we trust and how we trust also is reflected in research. The following is a snapshot of open access research, held in Griffith Research Online, informing the debate around trust:

Building trust and establishing legitimacy across scientific, water management and Indigenous cultures (2019)

A Trust Framework for Online Research Data Services (2017)

Policing and collective efficacy: the relative importance of police effectiveness, procedural justice and the obligation to obey police (2017)

Challenges for community engagement: An Australian perspective (2015)

Understanding the Role of Trust in Network-Based Responses to Disaster Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the Asia-Pacific Region (2015)

But why do we need politicians? A critical review (2014)

Is whistle-blowing now mandatory? The impact of mandatory reporting law on trust relationships in healthcare (2013)

An Examination of the Role of Emotions in Trust and Control (2012)

Trust, Journalism and Communities in a Crisis: Relationships between Media and Emergency Managers (2011)

Conceptualising Citizen’s Trust in e-Government: Application of Q Methodology (2009)