About the Book
A deep exploration of social capital rooted in academic literature, this book reveals an entirely new world perspective. The authors provide a definitive understanding of social capital and its impact through the following four sections:
- The position generator methodology: its reliability, validity, and variation
- Mobilization of social capital
- Social capital, civil engagement, social participation, and trust
- Social institutions and inequality in social capital
For those focused on the academic literature, the authors include in-depth commentary on research methods and the results of specific experiments. Even casual readers can gain insight from academic study conclusions and the general discussions. The authors do an excellent job of connecting academic insights to real-world applications.
Lin, Nan, and Bonnie H. Erickson. Social Capital: an International Research Program. Oxford University Press, 2012.