Social capital measurement

Attempts to measure social capital are flawed by problems with separating form, source and consequences – a common problem with the conceptualisation of social capital. Unfortunately few researchers understand this complexity and readily confuse the three, resulting in measurement indicies that don’t rigorously reflect the state of social capital in the study context. Social capital …

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A barren cultural landscape: causes and solutions

When we talk about barren cultural landscapes what do we actually mean? Are we suggesting there is a lack of culture? Or do we mean the outcomes of said culture are somehow undesirable or negative (from a certain perspective)? I hear about how modern culture is hollow, eaten out by rampant individualism. I hear about …

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Application of Social Capital

Social capital is relevant to every aspect of human existence as it facilitates information flows and distributes other forms of capital in ways that would otherwise not occur. I receive emails almost every day from people who are looking to apply social capital to an aspect of social, political, economic, educational, environmental, or an other …

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Social Capital Related Conferences 2013

Social Capital 20213 Westin Alexandria, Virginia February 27-28, 2013 http://www.socialcapitalpartnerships.com/conference/ MatchPoints Seminar 2013 The Culture of Politics, Economics and International Relations 23-25 May 2013 http://matchpoints.au.dk Ethnic Diversity and Social Capital: Mechanisms, Conditions and Causality Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) 24 and 25 May 2013 http://www.wzb.eu/en/research/migration-and-diversity/migration-and-integration/call-for-papers Business and Social Science Research Conference: Dubrovnik 2013 Dubrovnik, Croatia …

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New website

I have been busy over the new year period creating this new site. More than 150,000 people visited the old site in 2012, prompting me to improve the site to offer more features, more information, and hopefully an even better resource on social capital and related concepts. The popularity of Social Capital Research has surprised …

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