Social Capital and Democracy

@article{Newton1997SocialCA,
  title={Social Capital and Democracy},
  author={Kenneth Newton},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={1997},
  volume={40},
  pages={575 - 586}
}
  • K. Newton
  • Published 1997
  • Sociology
  • American Behavioral Scientist
Social capital is in danger of going the way of political culture—a potentially powerful concept that is given many different meanings by many different people for many different purposes. This article starts by picking out three different aspects or dimensions of the concept—norms (especially trust), networks, and consequences. It then considers three models of social capital and the forms of trust and democracy associated with them. Finally it discusses the role of voluntary associations as a… Expand
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