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Social Capital as a Policy Resource

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Central government policies,
  • Social issues,
  • Social groups,
  • Personal Growth - Success,
  • Community,
  • Social Interaction,
  • Social participation,
  • Social Science,
  • Self-Help,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Economics - General,
  • General,
  • Business & Economics / Economics / General,
  • Business & Economics-Economics - General,
  • Self-Help / Success,
  • Social Science-General,
  • Community life,
  • Social networks,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Cross-cultural studies

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJohn D. Montgomery (Editor), Alex Inkeles (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7809580M
ISBN 100792372735
ISBN 109780792372738

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Book Description. This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks to extend this theory into what have been largely under-investigated domains, and, at the same time, address long-standing, classic questions in the literature concerning. The relationship between social capital and education has been explored in social theory by Coleman () and Bourdieu (), and in an international policy context by OECD, exploring the interaction between human and social capital (OECD, ). Social capital as a concept is often defined specifically in terms of networks, stressing the. The term social capital captures the idea that social bonds and norms are important for people and communities (14). It emerged as a term after detailed analyses of the effects of social cohesion on regional incomes, civil society, and life expectancy (15–17). As social capital lowers the trans-action costs of working together, it facili-. Increasingly, social capital, defined as shared norms, trust, and the horizontal and vertical social networks that facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutually beneficial collective action, is seen as an important asset upon which people rely to manage natural resources and resolve conflicts. This paper uses empirical data from households and community surveys and case studies, to Cited by: