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Ahn, T.-H., Ostrom, E. (Eds) (2003). Foundations of Social Capital. Edward Elgar

Few social scientific concepts have gathered so much attention and so many followers in such a short period of time as the concept of social capital. The purpose of this authoritative volume is to review the foundations for this fast growing field.

The selected articles embed the concept in core theoretical work in economics, political science, sociology, development theory, and philosophy. Topics include: contemporary conceptual and philosophical foundations; forms of social capital; and the relation of social capital to both development and democracy. This collection will provide an insightful reference source to students and researchers alike.


Ahn, Toh-Kyeong

Appointment September 2010 – Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University March 2008 – Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Korea University March 2006 – Assistant Professor,...

Ostrom, Elinor

Elinor Ostrom (née Awan, born August 7, 1933) is an American political economist. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, which she shared with Oliver E. Williamson, for "her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons." She is the first...

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