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  • Mary January 12, 2013

    I am trying to link Social Capital theory with Relational theory iin social work practice…can you help me build that bridge? Is there research on the relationship between the two?

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    • Tristan Claridge January 14, 2013

      Hi Mary
      I’m not aware of any work on linking social capital and relationship theory. It seems they are complementary in understanding different aspects of human interaction.
      Good luck with your investigation.

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  • Selvakumar January 27, 2013

    I am very inerested to use the social capital theory in social work research.I would like to know your suggestions on application of this theory in some social problems.I am very greatful to you

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    • Tristan Claridge January 30, 2013

      Thanks for your comment Selvakumar. I think the easiest way to influence or change social capital in at any level is to make the actors aware of the importance and value of their social relationships and encourage them to identify what aspects of their social networks are of most value to them – for example trust, reciprocity, information flows, etc.

      If you could describe the social problems you identified in more detail someone may be able to provide more guidance.

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