Chapter in monograph
Sedláčková, Markéta, Jiří Šafr. 2012. „Koncept sociálního kapitálu.“ Pp. 69-93 in Sedláčková, Markéta. Důvěra a demokracie. Přehled sociologických teorií důvěry od Tocquevilla po transformaci v postkomunistických zemích. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství SLON. 271 s. ISBN 978-80-7419-058-2.

The chapter introduces detailed overview of typology, ideas and theoretical concepts of social capital. It compares classical conception of Bourdieu, Coleman and Putnam. Two types/ paradigms are distinguished: individual in which social capital functions as vehicle of social status reproduction and collective (community type) when it serves as source of cohesion. Further the authors discuss aspects of community type social capital: closed and opened networks of trust and bonding and bridging social capital. Special attention is devoted to the particularities in post-communists countries and development of its study in Czech sociology. Finally, D. Halpern’s [2005] macrosocietal model is introduced which emphasises role of public investments in creation of collective social capital and cohesion.

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