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Reflections on the use of social capital

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  • Tom Schuller
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    The paper provides a framework for reviewing developments in thinking about social capital over the last decade and for assessing future prospects. It argues for giving particular value to social capital as a phenomenon (conceptual and empirical) which is most effective when viewed in interaction with other elements of analysis or policy. Two forms of interaction are addressed: between bonding and bridging social capital; and between human and social capital. The paper then tracks some of the developments in the policy research debate in order to illustrate the dilemmas involved in the deployment of the concept. The fourth section poses some methodological questions and possible future directions.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Review of Social Economy.

    Volume (Year): 65 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 11-28

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:rsocec:v:65:y:2007:i:1:p:11-28

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    Keywords: social capital; human capital; OECD;

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    Cited by:
    1. Lehmbruch, B., 2012. "Transacting in the absence of trust : Uncertainty and network patterns in post-communism," ISS Working Papers - General Series 539, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
    2. Bernhard Kurka & Gunther Maier & Sabine Sedlacek, 2007. "Breaking the vicious cycle in peripheral rural regions: the case of "Waldviertler Wohlviertel" in Austria," SRE-Disc sre-disc-2007_03, Institute for the Environment and Regional Development, Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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