The purpose of this paper is to show that numerous studies have advanced social capital research over the past decade. Most studies have accepted the theoretical distinction between bonding and bridging social capital networks. Many, however, tend to agglomerate empirical research under the one catch-all social capital concept, rather than classifying it according to the bonding/bridging distinction. Furthermore, most studies make little distinction on the basis of methodology, between qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigating social capital. These omissions need to be addressed.
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 2007, Vol 27, Issue 1/2, p. 32-51
Social kapital; Brobyggende social kapital; Bindende social kapital; Litteraturoversigt; Social capital; Bridging social capital; Bonding social capital; Literature review