American Political Culture and Putnam

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American Political Culture and Putnam Equality of Opportunity- Americans believe that everyone should have equal opportunity Equality of Condition - nothing that all individuals have a right to more of less equal part of the material goods that society produces; a form of egalitarianism which seeks to reduce or eliminate differences in material condition between individuals or households in a society. Social Capital - features of social organization such as networks, norms and social trust that facility coordination and cooperation for mutual benefit Groups: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary - Primary: Family - Secondary: club, social organization, youth group; declining - Tertiary: AARP, Red Cross, no face to face interaction; rising
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