Urban Social Capital

Urban Social Capital

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This volume presents a kaleidoscopic view of the norms and forms of contemporary city life, focusing especially on the processes of social capital (de)formation in the urban milieu. It brings together studies from highly diverse urban settings. Contributors draw on contemporary theory and research in social capital, political economy, urban planning and policy, social movements, civil society and democracy to explore how social norms, networks, connections and ties are created, deployed - and often frayed - under conditions of social complexity, inequality, cultural pluralism, and the ethno-racial diversity and division characteristic of urban contexts throughout the world.In 1961, the Hella#39;s Angels Motorcycle Club in Auckland affiliated with its American counterpart, thereby introducing to New ... the template for organized New Zealand gangs thereafter (Ministry of Social Development 2006: 9, Eggleston 2009).

Title:Urban Social Capital
Author:Professor Gregory W Streich, Professor Joseph D Lewandowski
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-11-28


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