Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3244
Title: Social Capital and Local Government Capacity
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian Edward (author); Wallis, Joe (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.00286
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3244
Abstract: Local authorities vary considerably in their capacity for governance. The dimensions of this capacity can only be developed by drawing on local stocks of social capital. The seminal theories of social capital tend to conceive it as a community resource that is built up through a long tradition of civic engagement. We take issue with the laissez-faire implications of these theories, highlighting ways in which local governments can positively contribute to social capital formation by opening their 'political opportunity structure' and engaging voluntary organisations and community groups in trust-based partnership arrangements.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Public Administration, 61(3), p. 76-85
Publisher: Australian Institute of Public Administration
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 0313-6647
Field of Research (FOR): 140213 Public Economics- Public Choice
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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