Social Capital and Governance

ab 24,90 

Frane Adam (Ed.)

Old and New Members of the EU in Comparison. With a Preface by Thomas Luckmann

ISBN 978-3-8258-9658-4
Band-Nr. 11
Jahr 2007
Seiten 296
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Gesellschaftliche Transformationen/Societal Transformations


The intention of the contributions is to focus on some key aspects of
social capital in the context of civic participation, governance and civil
society at both national and EU levels. The role of new EU members is
particularly stressed.

The texts aim to demonstrate how social capital in the form of
co-operative norms and actions facilitates the self-organisation of civil
society and its internal ability to articulate policy relevant alternative
proposals. The efficiency and responsiveness of governance at different –
local, national, transnational – levels are also addressed.

Besides theoretical reconsiderations, the authors draws attention to the
issue of the quality of data and greater methodological reflexivity.