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Introduction

Robert D. Putnam and Kristin A. Goss

in Democracies in Flux

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150896
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834938 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150899.003.0001
 Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on the theory of social capital. It then presents the four major distinctions of social capital. This is followed by a discussion on theories of change in civil society.

Keywords: social capital; social change; civil society; democracies

Chapter.  6808 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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