The Promises of a New Social Capital Agenda
AbstractSome key pitfalls in social capital research stem from an uncritical belief in social capital as the solution to collective action problems, and a tendency to regard tight social relations within communities as an unproblematic field. In the effort to engage with these limitations and provide better insights into real-world development problems and solutions, the article argues for a more promising agenda. It does so by combining development microeconomics' insights on the determinants of trust and the uneven effects of social networks, with nuanced anthropological approaches to the context-dependent features of social relations and the role of status and power.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Development Studies.
Volume (Year): 47 (2011)
Issue (Month): 8 (August)
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