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9780275964764

Social Structures, Social Capital, and Personal Freedom

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    9780275964764

  • ISBN10:

    0275964760

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-04-30
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

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Summary

The eleven essays in this collection examine the relationship between institutional structures and community integration, offering practical insights to increase social capital and strengthen social institutions. A variety of social institutions are analyzed. Three chapters cover political legal issues, two cover religion, three address education, and two examine the macrostructures of the military and the economy. An important collection for scholars and other researchers interested in the communitarian movement, sociology, and political science, particularly for those in public administration.

Author Biography

DALE McCONKEY is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Berry College, Georgia. He has written several articles exploring the relationship between traditional religion and contemporary society, and he is editor (with Peter Augustine Lawler) of Community and Political Thought Today (Praeger, 1998).PETER AUGUSTINE LAWLER is Professor of Political Science at Berry College. He is author or editor of eight books and more than 100 articles and book chapters. Among his earlier publications are The Restless Mind: Alexis de Tocqueville on the Origin and Perpetuation of Human Liberty and The American Experiment (edited with Robert Schaefer).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Driving Alone? Residential Mobility, Political Mobilization, and the Decline of Social Capital
1(30)
Patrick Novotny
Reconceiving Community: Pedaling and Peddling Democracy Among Japanese Housewives
31(12)
Robin M. LeBlanc
Points of Light: Building Social Capital?
43(16)
Jeffrey L. Brudney
The Sources of Social Capital Reconsidered: Voluntary Associations, Advocacy, and the State
59(24)
Dennis R. Hoover
Religion, Social Capital, and the Significance of Community
83(16)
Dale McConkey
The Promise Keepers as Social Capitalists and Architects of Civil Society
99(18)
Bryan W. Brickner
Communitarianism and Teacher Education
117(14)
Wade A. Carpenter
Academic Freedom for Religious Academics in Public Universities: The Case of Philip Bishop
131(10)
Donald R. Wagner
Moral Communities and Personal Freedoms: Protecting Academic Freedom in an Age of Accountability
141(8)
Larry C. Ingram
Communitarian Values and the Rise of Generals
149(14)
James J. Dowd
Community, Polity, and Economy: The Importance of Scale
163(10)
Michael F. Patrono
J. Wilson Mixon, Jr.
Selected Bibliography 173(4)
Index 177(4)
About the Contributors 181

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