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Social capital : critical perspectives / ed. Stephen Baron, John Field, Tom Schuller

Secondary Author Baron, S. R.
Field, John, 1949-
Schuller, Tom
Country Reino Unido. Publication Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000 Description VIII, 307 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-19-924367-0 CDU 351.84
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"Social capital," a current idea gaining worldwide recognition, is increasingly influencing international, national, and local policy-making within the social sciences. But is it really a new concept? Can it be an operational, as opposed to rhetorical, concept? And can policies based on social capital deal with conflict and social exclusion? These questions are explored in this book through studies of education, health, political science, urban regeneration, and economic development. Providing a unique overview of the topic, together with critical discussion of its application in a wide variety of fields, the volume offers the first full critical analysis of social capital, written by academics, professionals and policy specialists who are all distinguished and prominent contributors in their own fields.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Social capital: a review and critique
  • 2 Civil society and democratic renewal
  • 3 Social capital, the economy and education in historical perspective
  • 4 Economic, social capital and the colonization of the social sciences
  • 5 Socialising social capital: identity, the transition to work and economic development
  • 6 Social capital, innovation and competitiveness
  • 7 Refugees and social capital theory: social capital and social integration
  • 8 Social capital trumping class and cultural capital? Engagement with school among immigrant youth
  • 9 Social capital, schools and exclusions
  • 10 Social capital and health: contextualizing health promotion within local community networks
  • 11 Local social capital: making it work on the ground
  • 12 Social capital and associational life
  • 13 Human capital, social capital and collective intelligence
  • 14 Social capital and human capital revisited

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