- making public utilities work in small-scale democracies despite social capital difficulties.
A large part of the study of politics is dedicated to identifying the circumstances under which democracy will flourish. Putnam made a major contribution to this field through his concept of social capital as developed in Making Democracy Work. Putnam found that communities with a high number of civic associations –i.e. social capital- had a better chance of developing an effective style of democratic government.
This definition of social capital sparked much subsequent rese...Expand abstract
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