Social capital videos

The following videos might help to explain social capital a bit more. They don’t provide detailed analysis of the term, but rather provide some useful insights to what it means in practice. The first is a brief cartoon by The Council on Quality and Leadership showing some simple ways in which social capital works.

The following are three videos by Noam Osband (who was a PhD student studying anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania) which give a bit more detail. While they  accept social capital uncritically, they are still a helpful introduction.

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About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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1 Response to Social capital videos

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, So many issues , here in south west WA its not just the labor and social consequences but the clearing of old growth forests to plant pines. The pine s are not profitable and place the neighboring communities at risk of the worst kind of bush fires, in a dryng climate. When will this activity for the sake of negitive capital gains and enviromental, social and human loss stop.


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