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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 190.00
This book tackles the issues involved and explores strategies to deal with many of the problems of establishing equivalence. Each contribution focuses on a theoretically relevant theme, such as: tolerance; political values; religious orientations; gender roles; voluntary associations; party organizations and party positions; democratic regimes, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00
This book focuses on the changing relationship between social and political involvement in Western Europe. Empirical case studies examine how new social movements interact with conventional political structures as individuals and groups experiment with new forms of political expression. The results indicate not a declining, but a changing democratic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00
This book examines the role of civil society organizations in several advanced European democracies: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Specifically the book focuses on how voluntary organizations contribute to civic and democratic health and assesses the impact of different organizational types on social capital.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
This book examines citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation. Advanced democracies are ?plagued? by the complex problem of basing political decisions... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 59.99
Gemeinden haben positive Effekte auf die politischen Orientierungen der Bürger. Weil die räumliche Nähe intensivere Kontakte mit Politikern ermöglicht, mehr Möglichkeiten der Beteiligung bietet und eine größere Vertrautheit mit dem politischen Prozess erlaubt, trägt die lokale Ebene dazu bei, die Legitimität... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 194.99
The study of social capital is one of the most exciting recent developments in the social sciences. Written by some of the main experts in the field this Handbook is an authoritative, critical, and innovative introduction to the study of social capital. - ;Social capital is a relatively new concept in the social sciences. In the last twenty or so years... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This unique study presents the results of a cross-national analysis of citizenship and participation among citizens in twelve European democracies. Research on the future and quality of contemporary democracy is usually restricted to focus either on political participation, on particular aspects of citizenship, or on social activities, exclusively.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 150.00
The authors of this work examine the dominant view that voluntary activity promotes social capital and hence good government, but also explore alternative models for the creation of social capital. Theoretical discussion is combined with detailed case studies to provide a new explanation of : * the origins and nature of social capital * its effects... more...