This Advanced Introduction to Social Capital provides an overview of cutting-edge research on social capital. Karen Cook highlights the networks, norms, and trust involved in social capital that facilitate cooperation, strengthen civil society, and contribute to social order, indicating how each contributes to the collective good and provides resources of value to individuals, organizations, and institutions.
Cross-cultural comparisons of the role of social networks in a number of domains of activity
A critical focus on the importance of tolerance and the reaffirmation of democratic principles and practices
An understanding of current social and political challenges related to polarization, such as inequality and trust limitations
This timely Advanced Introduction is crucial reading for students and researchers in sociology and political science who are looking for an overview of social capital. It will also be an inspiring read for scholars of public policy, particularly those concerned with public management and its impact on social capital.
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