Patterns of social capital : stability and change in historical perspective / edited by Robert I. Rotberg ; contributors, Gene Brucker [and others].
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (368 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Rotberg, Robert I. and Brucker, Gene A.
- Studies in interdisciplinary history
- Social capital and political culture in Africa, America, Australasia, and Europe / Robert I. Rotberg -- Civic traditions in premodern Italy / Gene Brucker -- The sources of civil society in Italy / Edward Muir -- Finding social capital : the French Revolution in Italy / Raymond Grew -- Social capital in the early Industrial Revolution / Leonard N. Rosenband -- The diversity of social capital in English communities, 1300-1640 (with a glance at modern Nigeria) / Marjorie K. McIntosh -- Social and cultural capital in colonial British America : a case study / Jack P. Greene -- The growth of voluntary associations in America, 1840-1940 / Gerald Gamm and Robert D. Putnam -- Civil society as democratic practice : North American cities during the nineteenth century / Mary P. Ryan -- Securing political returns to social capital : women's associations in the United States, 1880s-1920s / Elisabeth S. Clemens -- Second-generation civic America : education, citizenship, and the children of immigrants / Reed Ueda -- Human capital and social capital : the rise of secondary schooling in America, 1910-1940 / Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz -- From local to national political cultures : social capital and civic organization in the Great Plains / Myron P. Gutmann and Sara M. Pullum -- Civility, social capital, and civil society : three powerful concepts for explaining Asia / Lucian W. Pye.
- Societies work best where citizens trust their fellow citizens, work cooperatively for common goals, and thus share a civic culture. The accumulation of reciprocal trust, as demonstrated by voluntary efforts for the creation of common goods, builds social capital and contributes to effective government. This volume advances the study of social capital across chronological and geographical space. It examines voluntary associations, comparatively and cross-culturally, as important indicators of citizen readiness for civic engagement. An important conclusion, along the way, is that social capital may not be continuous, or endure. Several of the authors wonder if the accumulation and diminution of social capital will prove cyclical. Or has there been a societal deterioration as we enter a more anonymous age? This book is ultimately about the pattern of social and civic interactions in past times, and how these patterns may no longer exist.
- 9780511572777 (ebook)
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