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Introduction

Axel Hadenius

in Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246663
eISBN:
9780191599392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246661.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Illuminates broadly the relationship between active democratic citizenship and institutions conditions. It draws in particular on Tocqueville's comparison between the conditions in USA and France. ... More


The Internet, Social Capital, Civic Engagement, and Gender in Japan

Kakuko Miyata, Ken’ichi Ikeda, and Tetsuro Kobayashi

in Social Capital: An International Research Program

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234387
eISBN:
9780191740619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234387.003.0092
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter studies the central argument of Robert Putnam that applies to civic engagement in Japan. The discussion also includes two important factors that have previously been neglected, namely ... More


What We Can Do Now

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter returns to the discussion of Tocqueville in order to emphasize the importance of both encouraging religion in public life and protecting against the tyranny of a majority. ... More


Politicizing the Demos: Sharing Affect as Self-Conscious World-Building

Michaele L. Ferguson

in Sharing Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter critically examines the belief that commonality generates affective ties between citizens in democracy. That is, democratic theorists often argue that people care more for those who ... More


Social cohesion

Bryan Fanning

in Integration and Social Cohesion in the Republic of Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084782
eISBN:
9781781702215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084782.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores ideological, normative, and empirical claims about social cohesion that have a bearing on Irish responses to immigration. It draws on Emile Durkheim's classic sociological ... More


Water User Organizations and Social Capital

Dalia M. Gouda

in Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167638
eISBN:
9781617978142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167638.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Chapters 3 and 4 four set out the findings of four case studies in two different governorates, Kafr al-Sheikh and Fayoum, covering two periods: the 1950s and 1960s, and the 1970s onward. They ... More


Creating Community, Creating Connections

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Sense of community is a feeling of belonging, of being able to influence others, of shared history and emotional connections, and that one’s needs are being met within a particular community. Where ... More


Voluntary organisations and the generation of social capital in city politics

Gerry Stoker, Graham Smith, William Maloney, and Stephen Young

in City matters: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344458
eISBN:
9781447301868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role of voluntary organisations in generating social capital in city politics in Great Britain. It discusses the concept of social capital as developed by Robert Putnam, and ... More


Politics and popular culture

John Street, Sanna Inthorn, and Martin Scott

in From entertainment to citizenship: Politics and popular culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719085383
eISBN:
9781781706121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085383.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter traces the history of academic study of the relationship between politics and popular culture. This history has a variety of sources. These include Plato’s warnings about the ill effects ... More


Converting Bowling to Civic Involvement

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III

in Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814731963
eISBN:
9780814733257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814731963.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides evidence from San Francisco disputing the premise of Robert Putnam's critically acclaimed book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, that social ... More


A Picture of American Generosity: Participation in Giving Behaviors

Patricia Snell Herzog and Heather Price

in American Generosity: Who Gives and Why

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190456498
eISBN:
9780190456528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456498.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 answers the how much question of American generosity and describes participation rates in nine different forms of generous behaviors. Drawing on a wealth of social science literature ... More


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