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Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Mario Luis Small

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Social capital theorists have shown that inequality arises in part because some people enjoy larger, more supportive, or otherwise more useful networks. But why do some people have better networks ... More


The Invisible Hand of Social Capital: An Exploratory Study 1

Nan Lin and Dan Ao

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/9780199234387.003.0050
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter argues that social capital embedded in social networks that are full of resources benefit from having connections. It first considers some possible alternative explanations for the ... More


Extensions and Implications

Mario Luis Small

in Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter contrasts the organizational embeddedness perspective to the standard social capital perspective. It argues for a focus not merely on structure and position but also on context, everyday ... More


Trust, Social Capital, and Networks: Informal and Semiformal Institutions at Work

Sebouh David Aslanian

in From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266872
eISBN:
9780520947573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266872.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on “trust” and cooperation in the Julfan trade network. It argues that the tendency to take “trust” in early modern merchant communities for granted, despite its central role in ... More


Social capital: the missing link?

Bill Jordan

in Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how the social value of collective good can be explained within the economic model. It focuses on the attempts of the social capital theory to elucidate the beneficial effects ... More


Building an Institutional Investor’s Collaborative Network and Social Capital

Ashby Monk, Rajiv Sharma, and Duncan L. Sinclair

in Reframing Finance: New Models of Long-Term Investment Management

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601789
eISBN:
9781503602755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601789.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Drawing on social capital theory, this chapter provides the key theoretical validation for why it is crucial for institutional investors to build their social capital. It argues that one of the key ... More


Understanding the Role of Non-aligned Civil Society in Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland: Towards a Fresh Approach

Nicholas Acheson, Carl Milofsky, and Maurice Stringer

in Building Peace in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316593
eISBN:
9781846316739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316739.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter tries to discover why civil society should matter for peace. It also describes the contact hypothesis developed by G. W. Allport. Additionally, a new theoretical framework that attempts ... More


Players, members, spectators and bystanders: benefits for non-participants

Bill Jordan

in Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how social capital theory benefits non-participants. The first part of the chapter discusses how the by-product of social capital and interactions in groups and associations ... More


Conclusions

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/9789774167638.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter outlines the general conclusions of the research and the book based on the analysis of the four case study areas in Egypt. It also provides the basis for thoughts about a more realistic ... More


Introduction

Bill Jordan

in Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

It is alarming yet also exhilarating when the fundamental assumptions about the world come under question. For most of the twentieth century, the terms about ‘welfare’ and ‘well-being’ were used in ... More


Social Capital and the Development of Political Support in Europe

Marc Hooghe and Anna Kern

in Myth and Reality of the Legitimacy Crisis: Explaining Trends and Cross-National Differences in Established Democracies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198793717
eISBN:
9780191835520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793717.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter evaluates the claim that the decline of legitimacy is due to a decline of social capital. The idea that voluntary associations play an important role in establishing social cohesion and ... More


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