The article is devoted to analysis of concepts reputation and reputation management in conditions of modern Russian political reality. The author tries to determine positions of reputation communications in political sphere of Russia, which have a goal of social trust (base of strong civil society) development.
On March 26-28, 2013 the Conference «SOCIAL TRUST IN RUSSIAN AND JAPANESE CONTEXTS» was hosted by the Institute of Social Sciences (Chuo University, Tokyo). The participants of the conference were made by the recognized scientists in the field of research trust in Japan and Russia. The paper analyzes some of the results of the conference and perspectives of cross-cultural researches of trust.
This paper is devoted to the study of the degree of trust (and distrust) in Russia, and to the assessment of the possible impact of trust on the level of the economic development of Russia. The level of social trust in Russia is lower than in many developed countries. The armed forces and the church are the most trusted institutions in Russia; besides that, political trust is quite strong, especially the trust in the president. At the same time, the business, especially private, is still experiencing considerable mistrust from Russians. The estimations confirmed the existence of the relationship between trust and the level of economic development in different countries. The gap between Russia and a number of developed countries in terms of GDP per capita may be significantly connected to the continuing distrust within society.