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The institutional origins of social capital

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:19:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:19:47Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-18 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11293
dc.description.abstract This article reflects on the institutional origins of social capital. The premise is that the effective institutionalization of the greater good through efficient services and strategies of survival will nourish the urge to conform and comply with the organizational regime of the state. It is suggested that social capital is conceived in shared values - based upon generalized trust and an understanding of the rights and duties of the individual. In successful (libertarian) democracies, the connective tissue of social capital is displayed in the degree and extent of public participation. Under conditions of poverty, the assumption that strong norms of trust and high levels of public participation affect a state's prospects for effective and responsive government becomes even more relevant. The question is whether the measurable prevalence of social capital will ensure or increase the durability of the state's distributive and extractive projects. However, the quest to find an instrument of measurement is still in a contested terrain. This article reflects on issues of conceptual clarity and descriptive data of attitudes related to delivery and trust. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SOCIAL CAPITAL en
dc.title The institutional origins of social capital en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 41(4.1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2006/07 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Public Administration en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9995 en
dc.PageNumber 866-874 en
dc.outputnumber 8953 en
dc.bibliographictitle Malan, L. & Croucamp, P.A. (2006) The institutional origins of social capital. <i>Journal of Public Administration</i>. 41(4.1):866-874. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Malan, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Croucamp, P.A. en

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