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We have published over 100 articles on social capital and related concepts. These articles are NOT peer-reviewed, rather they could be considered reports, working papers, or blog posts. Some of these articles are relatively non-academic and are intended to help with the general understanding of the concept. Some articles are academic, but keep in mind they are not peer-reviewed. Articles can be found in the Articles section of the website. You should reference the author and substitute the year and article title in your citation.

Claridge, T. [year], ‘[article title]’, Institute for Social Capital,

Exploring the limits of social capital

We have also published several reports and whitepapers.

Claridge, T., 2022. Exploring the limits of social capital: Can social capital be continually improved or is there a maximum?. Report, Institute for Social Capital, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Social Capital and NRM

A substantial amount of the material published on this website is from a thesis that was submitted for a qualification at the University of Queensland. You can cite this work as follows (depending on the required style).

Claridge, T. 2004, ‘Social Capital and Natural Resource Management’, Unpublished Thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

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Participation Methodologies

In addition to the social capital thesis, we have also published work on community participation methodologies and how to incorporate social capital theory. This publication is a report and is not peer-reviewed. Pages that relate to this publication can be found in the Participation Methodologies section.

Claridge, T. 2004, ‘Designing Social Capital Sensitive Participation Methodologies’, Social Capital Research & Training,

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 100 Years of Social Capital

Another publication on the website is 100 Years of Social Capital.

Corry.G.J.M. Ehlen. 2015. Co-creation of Innovation: Investment with and in Social Capital. Open University. Heerlen. The Netherlands. ISBN 97894 91825 77 4.

You should reference this work as:

Ehlen, C.G., Van der Klink, M., Boshuizen, H.P.A. (2014). One Hundred Years of ‘Social Capital’: Historical Development and Contribution to Collective Knowledge Creation in Organizational Innovation. Open University. Heerlen. The Netherlands.

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