!!> Reading ➵ Social Capital ➭ Author David Halpern – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Social Capital The Concept Of Social Capital Is Currently The Focus Of An Explosion Of Interest In The Research And Policy Community It Refers To The Social Networks, Informal Structures And Norms That Facilitate Individual And Collective Action This Explosion Of Interest Is Driven By A Growing Body Of Evidence That Social Capital Has Enormous Effects On Economic Growth, Health, Crime And Even The Effectiveness And Functioning Of Governments David Halpern Provides A Guide Through The Many And Sometimes Confusing Definitions Of Social Capital The Various Literatures Examining The Empirical Consequences Of Social Capital Are Brought Together From Across Academic Disciplines To Demonstrate A Remarkable Range Of Effects A Model Is Then Presented To Account For The Causal Pathways That Create Social Capital, And That Lead From Social Capital To Its Outcomes International Evidence Is Used To Establish Whether Social Capital Is On The Decline, And The Thorny Question Of Whether Social Capital Can Harm Or Exclude Is Also Examined Finally, The Policy Implications Are Considered, Including How Social Capital Can Be Measured, Created And Utilized Social Capital Offers An Overview Of One Of The Most Important And Exciting Areas To Emerge Out Of The Social Sciences In Many Years It Assumes No Previous Knowledge Of The Literature Or Statistics, And Will Be Of Interest To Students And Researchers In Politics, Sociology, Social Administration And Social Psychology And To The General Reader Interested In Finding Out About How Social Capital Affects All Our Lives

10 thoughts on “Social Capital

  1. says:

    Exhaustive and extensive overview of the concept of social capital, including research on the topic Halpern offers his own synthesis of disparate definitions, which makes absolute sense I came to this book hoping to better understand the debilitating corruption and maladministration in South Africa And I have to say looking at SA through the prism of social capital or the lack thereof provides many answers.

  2. says:

    Very thorough but a bit dry.

  3. says:

    Great foil to Bowling Alone