Social capital, voluntary associations and collective action: Which aspects of social capital have the greatest ‘civic’ payoff?

@article{Welzel2005SocialCV,
  title={Social capital, voluntary associations and collective action: Which aspects of social capital have the greatest ‘civic’ payoff?},
  author={C. Welzel and R. Inglehart and F. Deutsch},
  journal={Journal of Civil Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={121 - 146}
}
  • C. Welzel, R. Inglehart, F. Deutsch
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Civil Society
  • Abstract Despite a great variety of theoretical approaches, empirical analyses of social capital are surprisingly similar. Virtually all of them treat membership in voluntary associations as the chief indicator of community involvement while neglecting another form of community involvement: participation in elite-challenging actions. Likewise, authors readily attribute manifold civic benefits to associational life, while hesitating to attribute such benefits to elite-challenging activity. We… CONTINUE READING
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