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Social Capital and Civil Society

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  • Francis Fukuyama
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    Social capital is an instantiated informal norm that promotes cooperation between individuals. In the economic sphere it reduces transaction costs, and in the political sphere it promotes the kind of associational life that is necessary for the success of limited government and modern democracy. Although social capital often arises from iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma games, it also is a byproduct of religion, tradition, shared historical experience, and other types of cultural norms. Thus whereas awareness of social capital is often critical for understanding development, it is difficult to generate through public policy.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 00/74.

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    Length: 18
    Date of creation: 01 Mar 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:00/74

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    Keywords: Civil society; social capital; religion; virtues; individualism; sect; protestantism; sects; environment; confucianism; religions; anthropology; islam; church; christianity; secularization; secularism; catholic church; religious groups; religious sects; mormons; catholics; buddhism;

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    Cited by:
    1. Haddad, Lawrence James & Maluccio, John A., 2002. "Trust, membership in groups, and household welfare," FCND discussion papers 135, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    2. Marco Ferroni & Mercedes Mateo Díaz & J. Mark Payne, 2007. "Development under Conditions of Inequality and Distrust: An Exploration of the Role of Social Capital and Social Cohesion in Latin America," IDB Publications 53818, Inter-American Development Bank.
    3. Miller, Douglas L. & Scheffler, Richard & Lam, Suong & Rosenberg, Rhonda & Rupp, Agnes, 2006. "Social capital and health in Indonesia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 34(6), pages 1084-1098, June.
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    5. Claire Wallace & Florian Pichler, 2009. "More Participation, Happier Society? A Comparative Study of Civil Society and the Quality of Life," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 93(2), pages 255-274, September.
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    13. Alvin Etang, 2008. "Modelling the Effects of Socio-Economic Characteristics on Survey Trust: Empirical Evidence from Cameroon," Working Papers 0808, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Oct 2008.
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    16. Baliamoune-Lutz, Mina & Lutz, Stefan H., 2004. "The contribution of income, social capital, and institutions to human well-being in Africa," ZEI Working Papers B 07-2004, ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn.
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    18. Anna Golejewska, 2012. "Rola instytucji w gospodarce opartej na wiedzy: aspekt regionalny," Working Papers 1202, Economics of European Integration Department, Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk, Poland.
    19. Mobolaji ‘Hakeem Ishola, 2012. "Fighting corruption: an expectation augmented approach," Humanomics: The International Journal of Systems and Ethics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 28(2), pages 133-147, May.

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