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Introduction to Social Capital

Social capital is a complicated concept with many different definitions, conceptual approaches, and ways of operationalising it. This category includes introductory articles to social capital.

Introduction to Social Capital for Researchers

Webinar This session provides a foundation for understanding what social capital is, where it comes from, and what it does as well as some of ...
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What is the difference between social capital and social cohesion?

There are a lot of similarities between the concepts of social capital and social cohesion. Both are defined in vastly different ways by different authors, ...
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Examples of social capital

There are many examples of social capital since it relates to human sociability – our ability to work together, to solve complex problems, and to ...
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The cultural context of social capital

Opinion piece on the Australian cultural context and its implications for social capital As a geographer and social theorist I have spent a lot of ...
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Why is social capital so important?

Importance of social capital Social capital is a vital resource for individuals, groups, and society. Social capital has been described as a lubricant that facilitates ...
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Is social capital important?

Social capital is important because it represents the productive benefits of sociability. The importance of social capital cannot be understated since it relates to every ...
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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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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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