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Tristan Claridge

Tristan Claridge has a passion for technology, innovation and teaching. He is an academic and entrepreneur, and he uses his cross-discipline knowledge and experience to solve problems and identify opportunities. He has bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Queensland in Australia. He has qualifications in environmental science, social theory, teaching and research, and business management. Tristan is dedicated to the application of social capital theory to organisations. His diverse experience in teaching, research, and business has given him a unique perspective on organisational social capital and the potential improvements that can be achieved in any organisation.

“Social Capital in Practice” Now Available

We have just published our general guide for the practical application of social capital. This guide is the result of over 20 years of work on the theoretical and practical application of social capital. Tristan breaks down the complexity of social capital into more easily understood components and establishes the logic of social capital and provides a framework that is suitable for any application.

Social capital online training available in March 2024

In March 2024, we are running a 3-week course on social capital with three self-paced lessons and an optional Zoom tutorial each week. See the full course details here. Week 1: starting Monday, March 11, 2024 Self-paced lectures and readings on: Introduction to social capital History and evolution of social capital Understanding social capital Optional […]

Using ChatGPT to learn about social capital

ChatGPT is a useful platform to explore new subjects, but it’s not always reliable. It can be challenging to distinguish between accurate and inaccurate information, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the topic. Recently, I conducted a test on the accuracy of responses related to social capital, and unfortunately, a significant number of them were incorrect. […]

What is high and low, and positive and negative social capital?

Export Reference Download PDF Print We often talk about social capital in general terms, describing it as high or low, good or bad, positive or negative, or weak or strong. But social capital is complex and multidimensional. Does it make sense to talk about social capital in general terms, and what do we mean by […]

Social Policy in Changing European Societies – Book Review

Social Policy in Changing European Societies: Research Agendas for the 21st Century Hardcover: 328 pages Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Year: 2022 Language: English Edited By: Kenneth Nelson, Full Professor of Sociology, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, Sweden Rense Nieuwenhuis, Associate Professor of Sociology, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, Sweden […]

Handbook on Participatory Action Research and Community Development – Book Review

Handbook on Participatory Action Research and Community Development Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Year: 2022 Language: English Edited by Randy Stoecker, Professor and Director of the Applied Population Laboratory, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Adrienne Falcón, Professor and Director of the Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership, Chair of […]

Handbook of Sociological Science: Contributions to Rigorous Sociology – Book Review

Handbook of Sociological Science: Contributions to Rigorous Sociology Rethinking Sociology series Hardcover: 552 pages Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Year: 2022 Language: English Edited by Klarita Gërxhani, Professor of Sociology, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute (EUI), Italy Nan Dirk de Graaf, Professor of Sociology and Official Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, […]

Handbook on Urban Social Policies – Book Review

Handbook on Urban Social Policies International Perspectives on Multilevel Governance and Local Welfare Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Year: 2022 Language: English Edited By: Yuri Kazepov, Professor of Urban Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria, Eduardo Barberis, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Economics, Society and Politics, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy, Roberta […]