"Leaven" and "yeast": social capital and the social foundations of democracy in Germany

Ross Campbell

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Abstract

Does social capital stimulate political support? Although scholars have arrived at equivocal answers to this question, the vast majority of this research has been overly restrictive in its measures of social capital and democratic attitudes, focusing almost exclusively upon connections between social and political trust from which broad inferences about the social capital perspective have been made. Rarely, however, has the impact of different manifestations of social capital been examined on a range of democratic attitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-280
Number of pages22
JournalDebatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • democracy
  • Germany
  • social capital

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