Is Social Capital Really Capital?

  title={Is Social Capital Really Capital?},
  author={Lindon J. Robison and A. Allan Schmid and Marcelo E. Siles},
  journal={Review of Social Economy},
  pages={1 - 21}
Social capital has emerged as a paradigm capable of bridging across various social science disciplines. However, its adoption by social scientists from different disciplines has led to multiple and often conflicting definitions. Besides conflicting definitions, some social scientists have argued that social capital lacks the properties of capital and should be called something other than capital. This paper resolves many of the problems created by conflicting definitions by pointing out that… Expand
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