What is Social Capital? | Eddie Playfair

The Economy of Ideas #5 What is social capital? “Connections among individuals; social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them.” Robert Putnam (b. 1941) Bowling Alone: the Collapse and Revival of American Community (2001) The American writer Robert Putnam may have popularised the idea, but he didn’t invent it.  Jane Jacobs […]

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