Bonding and Bridging

  title={Bonding and Bridging},
  author={Larissa Larsen and Sharon L. Harlan and Bob Bolin and Edward J. Hackett and Diane Hope and Andrew Kirby and Amy L. Nelson and Tom R. Rex and Shaphard Wolf},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  pages={64 - 77}
This study investigates the relationship between social connections and collective civic action. Measuring social capital in eight Phoenix, Arizona, neighborhoods allowed the authors to determine that individuals with strong social bonding (i.e., association and trust among neighbors) are more likely to take civic action. However, while social capital lessens the relationship between an individual’s social status and the likelihood of taking action, it does not eliminate the positive… 

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