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PPR433 Social Capital: Making Democracy Work
Social capital (i.e. trust between people, and their wider participation in networks) has rapidly become one of the most influential and controversial concepts in the social and political sciences.
This module will focus on a range of different questions related to social capital:
The teaching and learning strategy of the module is designed to give students both a theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary issues related to social capital.
Hooghe, Marc and Stolle, Dietlind (2003) Generating Social Capital (New York : Palgrave Macmillan)
Pattie, Charles, Seyd, Patrick and Whiteley, Paul (2004) Citizenship in Britain: Values, Participation and Democracy (Cambridge; Cambridge University Press)
Putnam, Robert (2000) Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon and Schuster)
Rothstein, Bo (2011) The Quality of Government: Corruption, Social Trust and Inequality in International Perspective (Chicago: Chicago University Press)
Stoker, Gerry (2006) Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan)
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