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Kapitał społeczny – ujęcia teoretyczne i praktyka badawcza
Social capital – theoretical and empirical approaches

Author(s): Jarosław Działek
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: EUROREG - Uniwersytet Warszawski, Regional Studies Association - Sekcja Polska
Keywords: social capital; measurement of social capital; impact of social capital

Summary/Abstract: For more than 20 years, social capital has been gaining popularity both among researchers and policy makers. However, this theory has just reached its maturity. The paper presents classical and critical approaches to the concept. Main aspects and types of social capital are distinguished, followed by a description of the most relevant model for empirical research. Finally, the most important research fields are discussed, including mechanisms explaining the influence of social capital on other social, political and economical phenomena.

  • Issue Year: 12/2011
  • Issue No: 45
  • Page Range: 100-118
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish