Social capital and socio- economic development in developing political economies

Show simple item record Muller, J. Coetzee, Tania
dc.coverage.spatial Africa 2016-11-09T10:50:07Z 2016-11-09T10:50:07Z 2016 2012
dc.description.abstract This article reflects on the literature and theoretical frameworks regarding social capital, the positioning of social capital in state and society relations and their contribution to socio-economic development. The argument presented here is that socio-economic development does not take place in a political vacuum and the success or failure of development initiatives – including achieving socioeconomic development and reducing poverty – is often reflected in the extent to which the peculiarities of a particular political system, power relations and social relationships are acknowledged and accommodated. Although grounded in Political Science, Political Economy and Political Development, the debate and theoretical development in these fields are still evolving, and the debate regarding the role of social capital is still ongoing. The article emphasises the role and character of social capital in providing the necessary links and relationships among individuals, groups and state and society to enhance the socio-economic development outcomes. It also reflects on some of the initiatives such as the World Bank’s Social Capital Initiative and empirical evidence of the contribution of social capital in achieving socio-economic development. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 15 pages en_ZA
dc.format.medium Journal en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Coetzee, T. and Muller, J. 2012. Social capital and socio- economic development in developing political economies. African Journal of Public Affairs, 5(1): 117-131. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1997-7441
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher African Consortium of Public Administration en_ZA
dc.rights African Consortium of Public Administration © 2012 en_ZA
dc.subject Social capital en_ZA
dc.subject Socio-economic development en_ZA
dc.subject Developing political economies en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Public administration--Africa
dc.title Social capital and socio- economic development in developing political economies en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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