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Social Capital

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ISBN-10: 0745625487

ISBN-13: 9780745625485

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Halpern

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The concept of 'social capital' is currently the focus of an explosion of interest in the research and policy community. It refers to the social networks, informal structures and norms that facilitate individual and collective action. This explosion of interest is driven by a growing body of evidence that social capital has enormous effects on economic growth, health, crime and even the effectiveness and functioning of governments. David Halpern provides a guide through the many and sometimes confusing definitions of social capital. The various literatures examining the empirical consequences of social capital are brought together from across academic disciplines to demonstrate a…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 12/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

David Halpern, Institute for Government

Introduction: concepts, history and measurement
Economic Performance
Health and Well-Being
Government and the Effective State
Trends in Social Capital
Policy Implications