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Urban Social Capital: Civil Society and City Life

Deadline

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

While the contemporary literature devoted to social capital is extensive, cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses of the distinct character of urban social capital and urban development and policy-related issues have yet to be published in a single edited volume. To that end the co-editors of Urban Social Capital: Civil Society and City Life call for papers that clarify, define and explain various facets of social capital formation in the urban milieu. Drawing together contemporary theory and empirical research in social capital, political economy, urban planning, policy, citizenship and democracy, Urban Social Capital aims to examine the composition and functions of social capital—and civil society more generally—in diverse metropolitan settings. We seek contributions from a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities that explore how trust, social norms, networks, connections and ties are created and deployed under conditions of social complexity, cultural pluralism, administrative bureaucratization, industrialization, globalization, economic inequality, and ethnoracial diversity and division.

Submission

Submissions (complete papers only) should be 25-50 pages in length. Authors must also include a short bio with their submission.

Submission deadline : 30 June 2009

Please direct all queries, as well as electronic submissions, to either of the Co-editors:

Joseph D. Lewandowski
Professor of Philosophy
Dean, The Honors College
The University of Central Missouri
Email: lewandowski@ucmo.edu
Website: http://jdlewandowski.googlepages.com

Gregory W. Streich
Professor of Political Science
The University of Central Missouri
Email: streich@ucmo.edu
Website: http://politicalscience.ucmo.edu/Faculty/streich/web.html