Connecting , Trusting , and Participating : The Direct and Interactive Effects of Social Associations

@inproceedings{Kwak2004ConnectingT,
  title={Connecting , Trusting , and Participating : The Direct and Interactive Effects of Social Associations},
  author={Nojin Kwak},
  year={2004}
}
In recent years, research has come to recognize that nonpolitical associations have unintended but important consequences for citizens' participation in public affairs. Scholars theorize that these associational activitiesembedded within social networks and sustained by confidence in the motives of others-encourage and facilitate participation in civic life. This study tests and broadens these theses by (1) assessing the relative impact of different types of associational activities (i.e… CONTINUE READING

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