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Social rights and social capital: welfare and co-operation in complex global society

10 Nov 2005
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Social capital is a useful but contested concept, with ongoing confusion over indicators and (negative) outcomes. However, Roger Patulny argues that the bonding/bridging distinction offers a good way past these problems. Bonding and bridging incorporate two types of networks and two types of trust. He argues that a shift from bridging to bonding and a loss in social rights is taking place, as welfare is rendered more punitive, stigmatised, and individualised within liberal welfare countries like Australia.

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2005
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