The idea of a social capital research program has become increasingly significant within the social sciences. This collection of essays contributes to a theoretical integration as well as standardization of measurement instruments and co-ordination of empirical research on the significance of social capital.
About the Author
Henk Flap is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Utrecht University and the ICS (Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology), The Netherlands. He works on the development of social capital theory and testing it in various organizational and institutional contexts. Another research interest is the persecution of the Jews during World War II. Beate Völker is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Utrecht University and the ICS, The Netherlands. Her main research interests are the contextual conditions of social networks and the returns of social capital.