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Social capital in Europe [electronic resource] : similarity of countries and diversity of people? : multi-level analyses of the European social survey 2002 / edited by Heiner Meulemann.

Contributor(s): Meulemann, Heiner.
Material type: TextTextSeries: International comparative social studies: v. 16.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (vi, 328 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047432180 (electronic bk.); 9047432185 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social capital (Sociology) -- Europe | Europe -- Social conditions | PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology | Soziales Kapital | EuropaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social capital in Europe.DDC classification: 302.094 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Heiner Meulemann -- Part I. Causes of social capital. Does the state affect the informal connections between its citizens? New institutionalist explanations of social participation in everyday life / Tom Van der Meer, Peer Scheepers, and Manfred te Grotenhuis; Is altruism more effective where it is required more? Collectivity-orientation and involvement in interest, issue and religious associations / Heiner Meulemann; What makes people trust in their fellow citizens? / Katja Neller; What determines citizens' normative conception of their civic duties / Bas Denters and Henk van der Kolk; Why television does erode social capital and why newspaper reading does not / R�udiger Schmitt-Beck -- Part II. Consequences of social capital. Social capital and political involvement / Jan W. van Deth; Social capital and political trust / Oscar W. Gabriel and Melanie Walter-Rogg; Explaining level and equality of political participation. The role of social capital, socioeconomic modernity, and political institutions / Edeltraud Roller and Tatjana Rudi; Social capital and empowerment at the work place / Heiner Meulemann -- Conclusion. Retrospect and prospect / Max Kaase.
Summary: Social capital may foster the integration of a society and the stability of a democracy. This volume examines the differences in levels, causes and consequences of social capital between 22 European countries surveyed in the 2002 European Social Survey.
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Introduction / Heiner Meulemann -- Part I. Causes of social capital. Does the state affect the informal connections between its citizens? New institutionalist explanations of social participation in everyday life / Tom Van der Meer, Peer Scheepers, and Manfred te Grotenhuis; Is altruism more effective where it is required more? Collectivity-orientation and involvement in interest, issue and religious associations / Heiner Meulemann; What makes people trust in their fellow citizens? / Katja Neller; What determines citizens' normative conception of their civic duties / Bas Denters and Henk van der Kolk; Why television does erode social capital and why newspaper reading does not / R�udiger Schmitt-Beck -- Part II. Consequences of social capital. Social capital and political involvement / Jan W. van Deth; Social capital and political trust / Oscar W. Gabriel and Melanie Walter-Rogg; Explaining level and equality of political participation. The role of social capital, socioeconomic modernity, and political institutions / Edeltraud Roller and Tatjana Rudi; Social capital and empowerment at the work place / Heiner Meulemann -- Conclusion. Retrospect and prospect / Max Kaase.

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Social capital may foster the integration of a society and the stability of a democracy. This volume examines the differences in levels, causes and consequences of social capital between 22 European countries surveyed in the 2002 European Social Survey.

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