The Internet, Social Capital, and Civic Engagement in Asia

@article{Huang2017TheIS,
  title={The Internet, Social Capital, and Civic Engagement in Asia},
  author={Min-hua Huang and Taehee Whang and Lei Xuchuan},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={132},
  pages={559-578}
}
In this paper, we seek to explain (1) how the rise of Internet communication is related to the level of social capital and (2) the role of internet and social capital in shaping civic engagement in Asia. We use cross-national public opinion data of thirteen Asian countries from 2010 to 2012 to investigate these questions. Our results show that social capital is still measured best by traditional membership in social organizations. While the Internet increases social contacts, we could not find… 

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