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Social Capital: Explaining Its Origins and Effects on Government Performance

Social Capital: Explaining Its Origins and Effects on Government Performance,10.1017/S0007123498000313,British Journal of Political Science,CARLES BOI

Social Capital: Explaining Its Origins and Effects on Government Performance   (Citations: 97)
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Journal: British Journal of Political Science - BRIT J POLIT SCI , vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 686-693, 1998
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    • ...Second, social networks’ structures allow people to become part of the political process (Putnam 1993; Boix and Posner 1998; Jottier and Heyndels 2011)...

    Nicolas Griesshaberet al. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND CORRUPTION IN 20 EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES

    • ...How or why does civic culture produce institutional performance? What are the processes, or mechanisms, that generate this effect? In an effort to solve this problem, Boix and Posner (1998) point to five aggregation mechanisms found in the literature that might link community cooperativeness to institutional quality...
    • ...It is difficult to tell what accounts for this relationship, but the literature clearly points to five possible intervening factors: the checks-and-balances of voting institutions; the lower transaction costs of control; the creation of civic virtues; the effectiveness of bureaucracies; and/or the ease of political communication (Boix and Posner 1998)...
    • ...Although insightful, these studies examined only three of the five possible mechanisms outlined by Boix and Posner (1998), indicating that much more work is required in order to understand just how generalized trust produces institutional performance...

    Blaine G. Robbins. Institutional Quality and Generalized Trust: A Nonrecursive Causal Mod...

    • ...In particular, researchers have focused attention on the links between social capital and the performance of public organizations (Boix and Posner, 1998; Vigoda, 2002a)...

    Rhys Andrewset al. Social Capital, Management Capacity and Public Service Performance

    • ...Second, social networks’ structures allow people to become part of the political process (Putnam 1993; Boix and Posner 1998; Jottier and Heyndels 2011)...

    Nicolas Griesshaberet al. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND CORRUPTION IN 20 EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES

    • ...Boix and Posner (1998) categorize the explanations for the observed relationship between social capital and government performance into five distinct models, each of which flows from a different political theory...

    Gila Menahemet al. Bonding and Bridging Associational Social Capital and the Financial Pe...

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