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Great Britain: The Role of Government and the Distribution of Social Capital

Peter A. Hall

in Democracies in Flux

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150896
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834938 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150899.003.0002
 Great Britain: The Role of Government and the Distribution of Social Capital

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The overall levels of social capital in Great Britain appear to have remained robust since the 1950s. However, disparities in the social capital available to the working and middle classes appear to have widened. Government policies on education and social service delivery have been central to sustaining levels of social capital.

Keywords: Great Britain; social capital; government policy

Chapter.  13993 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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