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Mrežna struktura društvenog kapitala
Network Structure Of Social Capital

Author(s): Nataša Golubović
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Social capital; social networks; efficiency; structure; benefits

Summary/Abstract: In spite of different definitions of social capital, there is a high level of compliance that social capital, unlike other concepts related to socio-economic development, is unique because it is relational. Resources related to social capital exist inside the network of mutual relations of individuals and groups in a society. Individuals are embedded in the complex network of relations – they are members of immediate and broader family, belong to a certain religious and linguistic group, have ethnic and racial identity and belong to certain locality. Every individual has their own place in a society, and their position in the network of social relations considerably affects access to different resources. Notion of social capital is therefore inextricably linked to social networks and represents a key concept in their analysis. The aim of this paper is to investigate interdependence between social capital and social networks.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 211-219
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English