Robert Axelrod has done a wonderfully accessible work on the
development of trust "The Source of Cooperation" or some such title.
He has advanced that work remarkable by develooping approaches with
genetic algorithms looking at competing strategies.
His work in this area, in conjunction with the Santa Fe Institute,
has produced breakthroughs in thinking about trust - for instance
about the necessity for forgiveness and apology when working in
He's at the University of Michigan.
-- Michael McMaster <Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk>
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