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Investigating social capital : comparative perspectives on civil society, participation and governance /

by Prakash, Sanjeev [ed.]; Selle, Per [jt. ed.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Sage Publications, 2004Description: 315 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0761996907 (US); 8178291541 (India).Subject(s): Social capital (Sociology) | Civil societyReview: "Bringing together perspectives from the fields of development studies and the political theory of institutions, this important volume provides a critical analysis of social capital and helps to clarify the concept. Based on studies of social capital and civil society in Scandinavia, India, Italy, and the Netherlands, the contributors test the robustness of the concept in different contexts within a broad comparative framework." "With its original research, comparative approach, conceptual innovations, and numerous fresh insights, this book will be of considerable interest to all those studying political science, development studies, sociology, and civil society."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Bringing together perspectives from the fields of development studies and the political theory of institutions, this important volume provides a critical analysis of social capital and helps to clarify the concept. Based on studies of social capital and civil society in Scandinavia, India, Italy, and the Netherlands, the contributors test the robustness of the concept in different contexts within a broad comparative framework." "With its original research, comparative approach, conceptual innovations, and numerous fresh insights, this book will be of considerable interest to all those studying political science, development studies, sociology, and civil society."--BOOK JACKET.

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