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Prilog istraživanju socijalnog kapitala
Contribution To Research Of Social Capital

Author(s): Zoran Stojiljković
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: social capital; trust; participation; identity; power

Summary/Abstract: The author of this paper attempts to establish sufficient theoretical and methodological bases and guidelines for a comprehensive and coher­ent research of social capital of citizens of Serbia. The analysis focuses on complex and multidimensional relation between social capital of citizens - their different, frequently confronted dimensions and levels, specific constellation of interest and powers in society and efficiency of institutions and chances for consolidation of democracy. In current ambivalence of possible outcomes, chances for “democracy to get en­rooted in Serbia” increase with the growth of generalized, bridging and overarching “civil” social capital of citizens, with their simultaneous par­ticipation and “exercising” of democracy and the accompanying growth of credibility of civil and political actors and institutions.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 77-95
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian