a_lect_8 - Bowling Alone Social Capital “features of...

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Unformatted text preview: Bowling Alone Social Capital: “features of social organization such as networks, norms and social trust that facility coordination and cooperation for mutual benefit” A byproduct of associations Inter-personal Critiques of Putnam People still join, but the groups have changed New secondary associations? Work can generate social capital Others? Does facebook help or hurt social capital? Decline in Social Trust, GSS Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in life. 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 72 73 75 76 78 80 83 84 86 87 88 89 90 91 93 94 96 98 00 02 Can Trust Cannot Trust Decline in Social Trust, GSS Do you think most people would try to take advantage of you if they got a chance, or would they try to be fair? 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 7 2 7 5 7 8 8 3 8 6 8 8 9 9 3 9 6 Take Advantage Fair Confidence in Political Institutions, GSS Percent Expressing “a great deal of confidence” 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 7 2 7 5 7 8 8 3 8 6 8 8 9 9 3 9 6 Legislature Executive Supreme Court Confidence in American Institutions, GSS...
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