11 Feb 2013
There are several dichotomies for classifying types of social capital. There are two main classifications for social capital: Network perspective From a network perspective social capital can be classified as either bonding or bridging with a third type suggested as linking. Bonding social capital – ties between individuals with a relatively high degree of network […]
15 Jan 2013
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
14 Jan 2013
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 […]
11 Jan 2013
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 […]
10 Jan 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
08 Jan 2013
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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