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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 to act antisocially. Simply put social capital is the productive benefits of sociability. So, when people act or are likely to act antisocially we could describe the context as having […]

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 that social networks are a valuable asset. That being social and working together is important and valuable. Social capital is aspects of social context (the “social” bit) that have productive […]

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 12 people were on their smart phones. No one was talking. There was no social interaction in that physical space, as all but one were occupied elsewhere. Were they all […]

How can you build your social capital?

The more people you know, the more you do for these people, the more you give to other people you know, then the more social capital you have and the more benefit you can derive from it. You can generally only benefit from social capital under certain conditions Social capital is best ‘used’ when there […]

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