Social capital in Europe similarity of countries and diversity of people? : multi-level analyses of the European social survey 2002 /

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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Other Authors: Meulemann, Heiner.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series:International comparative social studies ; v. 16.
Online Access:Brill - Full text online 
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Table of 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 / Rùˆdiger 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.