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General articles about social capital and related concepts including its research and operationalisation. Research on social capital is relevant to a wide range of discipline areas including sociology, social policy, political science, economics, etc.

Explanation of types of social capital

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 …

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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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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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