Social Capital and Social Citizenship

Social Capital and Social Citizenship

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The fall of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the welfare state, changes in immigration patterns, and the rise of economic globalism have led to debate on what it means to be a citizen, and renewed interest in political participation, civil society, voluntary associations, and social capital. Social Capital and Social Citizenship brings together essays from Europe, North America, and South Africa that discuss the following issues: What is social capital? How can social capital be used to protect the rights of marginalized populations, such as women, racial minorities, immigrants, and the urban poor? Can voluntary associations step in where the state has failed, to replace the state or to urge the state to fulfill its obligations? How can the state work with voluntary associations to expand participation? Can social capital lead to social change? The contributors to Social Capital and Social Citizenship attempt to shed light on these questions, focusing particularly on issues of gender, race, and political more

Product details

  • Hardback | 225 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 20.83mm | 421.84g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 073910523X
  • 9780739105238

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Empowering Citizens: From Social Citizenship to Social Capital Part 3 Social Capital and Social Change Chapter 4 Participation, Social Capital, and Social Change Chapter 5 Social Capital, Identity Politics, and Social Change Part 6 Social Capital and Social Citizenship Chapter 7 Local Governance, Community Organization, and Crime: The Case of France Chapter 8 The Associative Movement and Gendered Participation: Perspectives from France and the UK Chapter 9 Connecting the Community: Information as a Resource to Create Social Capital and to Enhance Community Economic Development Part 10 Social Capital and Participation Chapter 11 Transnational Organizations, Social Capital, and Citizen Participation: The Case of the Haitian Community in New York City Chapter 12 The Challenges and Limitations of Public Participation and Civic Organization in Western Cape, South Africa Chapter 13 Gaining Access to the Public Sphere: The Experience of "Youth" Associations in Roubaix, Between Public Policies and "Ethnic Drifting" Chapter 14 The Rhetoric and Reality of Community Involvement in Regeneration in the United Kingdom and United States: A Comparison of New Deal for Communities and Urban Empowerment Zones Part 15 Conclusion Chapter 16 Constituting a Citizen: Transversal Selves, Social Capital, and the Stateshow more

About Sophie Body-Gendrot

Marilyn Gittell is Director of the Howard Samuels State Management and Policy Center and Professor of Political Science at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. Sophie Body-Gendrot is Professor of Political Science and American Studies at the Sorbonne and Institut d'Etude Polytechniques, more