Foundations of Social Capital (Critical Studies in Economic Institutions #2)

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Trustworthiness, networks, and formal and informal rules or institutions are the forms of social capital selected for discussion here as important in the study of collective action. Facsimiles of 23 articles published in social science journals from 1920 to the 2000s look at social capital from the perspectives of its forerunners, contemporary conceptual and philosophical foundations, forms, development, and democracy. Among the specific topics are the uses of city neighborhoods, artisanship and artifact, institutions as rules- in-use, explaining African economic performance, and the strange disappearance of social capital in America. Only names are indexed. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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1a Of the Use Which the Americans Make of Public Associations in Civil Life 3
1b Of the Relation between Public Associations and the Newspapers 3
1c Relation of Civil to Political Associations 3
1d How the Americans Combat Individualism by the Principle of Self-Interest Rightly Understood 3
2 Social Capital - Its Development and Use 22
3 Investment in Human Capital 36
4 The Uses of City Neighborhoods 53
5 The Strength of Weak Ties 85
6 Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness 106
7 Norms as Social Capital 136
8 Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital 159
9 Artisanship and Artifact 185
10 excerpt from The Social Structure of Competition 197
11 Social Capital and Institutional Success 220
12 Institutions as Rules-in-Use 251
13 Can We Trust Trust? 274
14 Social Capital and Civil Society 291
15 Social Capital and Economic Performance: Analytics, 1-31 309
16 Social Capital and Economic Development: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis and Policy Framework 343
17 Social Capital and the Global Economy 401
18 Social Capital: Implications for Development Theory, Research, and Policy 416
19 Explaining African Economic Performance 441
20 Does Social Capital Have an Economic Payoff? A Cross-Country Investigation 489
21 The Prosperous Community: Social Capital and Public Life 529
22 Tuning In, Tuning Out: The Strange Disappearance of Social Capital in America 537
23 Individual-Level Evidence for the Causes and Consequences of Social Capital 557
Name Index 583
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