Social Capital Theory

Towards a Methodological Foundation

Authors: Häuberer, Julia

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The field of social capital still lacks a recognized general theory. Accordingly, various and sometimes inappropriate measurements are used for it. Julia Häuberer contributes to filling in this gap and provides progress towards the creation of a formalized social capital theory based on the founding concepts of social capital of Bourdieu (1983) and Coleman (1988), and current concepts of Putnam (2000), Burt (1992) and Lin (2001). The second part of the monograph focuses on the quality of measurements of the more general concept of social capital derived in the first part. Therefore, the telephone survey “Social Relationships among Czech Citizens” conducted as a test-retest experiment is analyzed.
This book is valuable reading for academics in Sociology and Political Science.

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Julia Häuberer holds a doctoral degree from the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Her research interests are social capital and empirical social research, social distance, network analysis and social justice.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 25-32

    Häuberer, Julia

  • The Founding Concepts of Social Capital - Bourdieu’s Theory of Capital and Coleman's Rational-Choice Approach to Social Capital

    Pages 35-51

    Häuberer, Julia

  • Introducing the Civic Perspective on Social Capital – Robert D. Putnam’s Concept of Social Capital

    Pages 53-86

    Häuberer, Julia

  • The Network Approach to Social Capital – The Concept of Ronald S. Burt

    Pages 87-115

    Häuberer, Julia

  • The Resource Perspective – Nan Lin's Concept of Social Capital

    Pages 117-145

    Häuberer, Julia

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Capital Theory
Book Subtitle
Towards a Methodological Foundation
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-92646-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-92646-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-17626-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
330
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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