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Active social capital : tracing the roots of development and democracy

Author: Anirudh Krishna
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With evidence collected from 69 villages in India, Krishna investigates what social capital is, how it operates in practice, and what results it can be expected to produce.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anirudh Krishna
ISBN: 0231125704 9780231125703 0231125712 9780231125710
OCLC Number: 48951555
Description: xii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Can Social Capital Help Support Development and Democracy? --
2. How Might Social Capital Matter? --
3. Structure and Agency: New Political Entrepreneurs and the Rise of Village-Based Collective Action --
4. Measuring Social Capital --
5. Understanding Economic Development: Why Do Some Villages Develop Faster Than Others? --
6. Examining Community Harmony: Why Are Some Villages Peaceful and Others Not? --
7. Democratic Participation in Rural North India: Social Capital and New Political Entrepreneurs --
8. Conclusion --
App. B. Village Details --
App. C. Sample Village Map.
Responsibility: Anirudh Krishna.
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The idea of social capital allows scholars to assess the quality of relationships among people within a particular community and show how that quality affects the ability to achieve shared goals.  Read more...

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Krishna makes commendable use of theory to frame his study and his contribution to testing social capital's key propositions is significant... Krishna's book translates the concept of social capital Read more...

 
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