Generating Social Capital
Civil Society and Institutions in Comparative Perspective
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Generating Social Capital by Marc Hooghe
Book DescriptionSocial capital - networks of civic engagements, norms of reciprocity, and attitudes of trust - is widely seen as playing a key role for the health of democracy. While many authors have examined the consequences of social capital, there is a pressing need to explore its sources. This collection brings together leading American and European scholars in the first comparative analysis of how social trust and other civic attitudes are generated. The contributors to this volume examine the generation of social capital from two directions: society-based approaches that emphasize voluntary associations, and institutional approaches that emphasize policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403962201
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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The contributors look at the generation of social capital from two directions: society-based approaches and institutional approaches. Using a variety of methods, they indicate how both play a role in generating social capital and point to practical policies that facilitate its development.
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Author Biography - Marc Hooghe
MARC HOOGHE is an Assistant Professor at the Free University of Brussels/ University of Antwerp in Belgium. DIETLIND STOLLE is an Assistant Professor at McGill University in Canada.
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