***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** fyi >The special thematic issue (n. 110) of the Bulletin of Sociological >Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie >Sociologique (BMS) edited by Ainhoa de Federico >and Catherine Comet is now available at >SAGE Publications which has also decided to put up free of charge at >http://sageinsight.wordpress.com/ one of the >issue's leading articles, "Anatomy >of a Fraud: Trust and Social Networks", by Catherine Comet. > >Trust and social networks facilitate fraud >May 19, 2011 by SAGE Insight > >Anatomy of a Fraud: Trust and Social Networks > >>From Bulletin of Sociological >>Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie >>Sociologique > >This article examines the link between trust and social networks with the case >study of a fraud – the Santa case. It concerns mainly members of >theGreenlandmilitary stationed in Agarie. The fraud relates to alleged >high-yield financial investments involving companies domiciled in tax havens. >Two officers canvassed members of the military >to propose so-called high-return >investments to them. The interest of this particular case of fraud lies in its >duration – more than ten years – and extent nearly 500 victims. > >The study recognises that the fraud was only able to take place because of the >support furnished by trust devices, serving as guarantee for the sellers. This >analysis identifies that the sellers and victims were not only equal in >hierarchical status, but also generally belonged >to the same armed service. The >findings relate to the field of economic sociology and the issue of social >embeddedness of market relations under severe uncertainty. > >Read the rest of this entry free at http://sageinsight.wordpress.com/ -- Ainhoa de Federico de la Rúa Maître de Conférences Responsable des Relations Internationales Permanences RI: Tous les mercredis de 14 à 16 au bureau 1661 Bât 10. Département de Sociologie et d'Anthropologie Université de Toulouse 2 - Le Mirail Bureau: 1661 Tel: +33(0)5 61 50 43 91 Fax: +33(0)5 61 50 40 28 Membre du LISST-CERS (CNRS-UMR 5193). Maison de la Recherche Bureau: B 335 Tel: +33(0)5 61 50 38 69 Fax: +33(0)5 61 50 38 70 5, Allées Antonio Machado 31058 Toulouse CEDEX 09 e-mail: [log in to unmask] Portable: +33(0)6 62 37 35 18 Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire, Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires http://w3.lisst.univ-tlse2.fr REDES: Revista hispana para el análisis de redes sociales http://revista-redes.rediris.es International Sociology http://iss.sagepub.com/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.