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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.

What is low social capital?

Low social capital could be described as any situation where there is a lack of social structure and organisation, and or where people are prone ...
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What is social capital?

A simple way to describe social capital is the benefits derived from being social. The core idea of social capital is that ‘relationships matter’ and ...
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Is the use of personal mobile devices eroding the public sphere?

This week I was sitting in an airport bar waiting for a flight. As I looked down the bar, all but one of the other ...
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Social capital measurement problems

For more than 10 years I have been following the literature on social capital measurement, and hoping that someone will publish a thorough synthesis and ...
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What is the value of social capital?

Social capital is social relations that have productive benefits. The best way to understand social capital is through the old adage, “it’s not what you ...
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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 ...
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