France: Old and New Civic and Social Ties in France

Jean‐Pierre Worms

in Democracies in Flux

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150896
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834938 | DOI:
 France: Old and New Civic and Social Ties in France

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This chapter examines social capital changes in France. The simultaneous growth of inner-oriented, self-centred primary group social capital and reduction of other-oriented bridging and institutionally linked social capital are observed. Received social capital is becoming irrelevant to citizens’ emerging demands, attitudes, mores, and capabilities. Civil society is undergoing a process of emancipation from the state.

Keywords: France; social capital; associations

Chapter.  20628 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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