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Australia: Making the Lucky Country

Eva Cox

in Democracies in Flux

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150896
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834938 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150899.003.0009
 Australia: Making the Lucky Country

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Australian data show contradictory indicators of whether social capital is declining, stable, or slowing. There is evidence of increasing distrust and disengagement from political and formal community processes. Social capital appears to be most functional among population groups with wider economic options, who have the capacity to benefit from social change.

Keywords: Australia; social capital; population; democracy

Chapter.  9363 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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