Define “Enforceable Trust”

Enforceable trust in the context of social capital is the trust that is enforced by the social structure in a particular society. While living in a particular society (social structure), the individuals of the society are obliged to follow some societal values in order to reap the benefits of that social structure. This promotes a confidence and trust among the individuals in the same social structure that the person will not break the trust in order to stay a part of the structure. Thus this trust is being enforced by the social structure and is therefore called enforceable trust.