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    Lobbying in Malta : environmental NGOs and social capital

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    This paper explores the usage of social capital by Maltese Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations in their lobbying strategies and access to resources, particularly within the context of Malta as a new EU member state. The findings of the empirical research carried out in this regard show that as regards lobbying, Maltese ENGOs tend to prefer forming homogenous alliances with similar organisations. Besides, there is no direct link between access to resources and usage of social capital.peer-reviewe

    Social Capital Capacity as Prediction of Dengue Control

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    The program of elimination of mosquito breeding places is still low since there is no public participation effort in vector control. Social capital is key factor for sustaining any health programs implemented. This study was aimed to analyze the effectiveness of social capital impact on participation and environmental based dengue prevention programs. Study design was cross sectional. Population study was community around Bantul district. Sample was collected as 600 house hold devide on two categories endemic and potential areas. Data was collected with interviews and observation. Data were analyzed with person corelation, confirmatory analyzed and path way analyzed. There were significantly relationships between social capital and family perseption, disease perception, individual perception, environment perception and larva density p < 0,05. Relationship between perception of counselling and family perception, dengue programs and family perception p < 0,05, and the strongest factor is environment participation (r=0.296). Based on the path analysis for potential areas, social capital was effectively for increased larvae free index through family perception. Theoretically, model for social capital is more efficient in increasing the number of free larvae index through community environment participation. In potential areas, social capital is concluded to be more effectively increase of larva index through participation of individuals. In endemic areas, that dengue programs increase larva index more effectively, compared with social capital does. Strengthening of social capital is important because it effectively the coverage of larva index through environment participation both areas

    Social Capital

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    This paper surveys research on social capital. We explore the concepts that motivate the social capital literature, efforts to formally model social capital using economic theory, the econometrics of social capital, and empirical studies of the role of social capital in various socioeconomic outcomes. While our focus is primarily on the place of social capital in economics, we do consider its broader social science context. We argue that while the social capital literature has produced many insights, a number of conceptual and statistical problems exist with the current use of social capital by social scientists. We propose some ways to strengthen the social capital literature.development, growth, identification, inequality, networks, social capital, trust,

    Social Capital

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    This paper surveys research on social capital. We explore the concepts that motivate the social capital literature, efforts to formally model social capital using economic theory, the econometrics of social capital, and empirical studies of the role of social capital in various socioeconomic outcomes. While our focus is primarily on the place of social capital in economics, we do consider its broader social science context. We argue that while the social capital literature has produced many insights, a number of conceptual and statistical problems exist with the current use of social capital by social scientists.We propose some ways to strengthen the social capital literature.development, growth, identification, inequality, networks, social capital, trust

    Social Capital

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    This paper surveys research on social capital. We explore the concepts that motivate the social capital literature, efforts to formally model social capital using economic theory, the econometrics of social capital, and empirical studies of the role of social capital in various socioeconomic outcomes. While our focus is primarily on the place of social capital in economics, we do consider its broader social science context. We argue that while the social capital literature has produced many insights, a number of conceptual and statistical problems exist with the current use of social capital by social scientists. We propose some ways to strengthen the social capital literature.

    Social Capital in Boston: Findings From the Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey

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    Highlights survey findings on the ways in which Bostonians connect and how these social networks benefit the entire community. Ranks community involvement in Boston, including politics, activism in the arts, and tolerance, among forty sites nationwide

    Measuring religious social capital: the scale properties of the Williams Religious Social Capital Index (WRSCI) among cathedral congregations

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    The theoretical construct of social capital remains contested in terms of conceptualisation and measurement. The present paper follows the convention of distinguishing between trust, bonding, bridging and linking social capital, to conceptualise how religious communities promote and develop social capital within a specifically religious cohort. Developing this construct of religious social capital further, this paper proposes a measure for use specifically among religious communities to assess individual-level social capital. The Williams Religious Social Capital Index (WRSCI) provides a unidimensional construct of religious social capital taking into consideration the four elements highlighted. A sample of 720 members of six cathedral congregations in England and Wales completed a battery of items concerning social capital. Factor analysis procedures produced a 12-item index of religious social capital. Reliability analyses demonstrated that this index achieved satisfactory levels of internal reliability consistency. Construct validity was supported by the clear association between frequency of attendance and levels of assessed religious social capital

    Space and social capital : The degree of locality in entrepreneurs' contacts and its consequences for firm success

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    Social capital is valuable for entrepreneurs starting a business. Although many small businesses are located at the entrepreneurs’ dwelling, little is known about entrepreneurs’ local ties and their relevance for firm success. Distinguishing between local and non-local social capital, this contribution looks at the following: (1) The availability of local social capital (2) The relation between social capital and local social capital, and characteristics of firms and entrepreneurs (3) The relation between social capital and local social capital and firm performance. Analysing data from the Survey of the Social Networks of Entrepreneurs, which contains information on entrepreneurs and their networks in 141 Dutch neighbourhoods, this study finds a positive relation between social capital and firm performance.

    Bridges in social capital: A review of the definitions and the social capital of social capital researchers

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    There has been a recent surge of interest in social economics and social capital. Articles on social capital that are published in the last five years constitute more than 60 percent of all articles on social capital. Research on social capital is now massive and spans sociology, economics, management, political science and health sciences. Despite this interest there is still not a consensus on the definition and the measurement of social capital. This paper argues that this is due to lack of interaction between disciplines. The social capital of social capital researchers is low between disciplines. Different from other theories of capital, social capital theory has concurrently been developed by various disciplines and as such, advancements in social capital research could only be achieved by conducting cross-disciplinary research.Capital, social capital, co-authorship network, network analysis, diffusion processes
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