qSocial Capital is an important crtique that should stimulate further analysis and dicussion of what constitutes community.q a New Political Science qThe reader emerges with a good sense of the gaps in Putnam's work- or more appropriately in the context of this book, the way in which the 'feelgood' factor of Putnam's work deserves critical analysis.q aVoluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations This collection tackles the theme of isolation and the breakdown of mediating social institutions. It is, in part, a response to Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone as well as an attempt to create a broader idea of civil society. These original essays contribute to the examination of democratic theory and practice, exploring one of the most popular causes of this decline in public trustasocial capital. These critical essays are written by specialists and scholars in American politics and American political thought. They utilize diverse methodologiesaempirical and philosophicalaand multiple perspectives to examine critically the social capital discourse and how it is related to political participation, civic engagement, and American democracy.aquot;Social Capital is an important crtique that should stimulate further analysis and dicussion of what constitutes community.aquot; a New Political Science aquot;The reader emerges with a good sense of the gaps in Putnama#39;s work- or more appropriately ...
|Author||:||Scott L. McLean, David A. Schultz, Manfred B. Steger|
|Publisher||:||NYU Press - 2002-11-01|