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November 9, 2010 Inequality Social Capital CAPRA Exercise
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Inequality (Ch. 11) Critics of Communitarianism: Membership in a community implies access to resources of comm Communitarians assume that American society is equal enough Communitarians limit discussions of SES inequality because it undermines participation and comm cohesion Lower spico=lower partic. Civic and polit
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SES Does Affect Affiliation People generally associate with those with similar or better social characteristics The greater the differences among people, the weaker their ties People at the extremes are closed off
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Communitarians say: They should attempt to limit inequality, but Absolute equality is unrealistic Individual efforts should be encouraged and rewarded based on how they contribute to the public good Penalize or tax those actions that are detrimental to the common good n Do these really solve inequality?
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Social Capital Idea came from James Coleman originally
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