Title

Social capital in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

East Asia : An International Quarterly

Publication Date

Spring 1-1-2001

Volume

19

Issue

1/2

First Page

144

Last Page

170

Abstract

Contemporary “social capital” debates focus chiefly on the extent to which leading liberal democracies retain secure civic foundations. Putnam’s “bowling alone” or “tuning in, tuning out” analysis looks at the U.S., drawing attention to the “strange disappearance of social capital” there. In so doing, it raises doubts about the vitality of American democracy. Hall takes up the case of Britain, reaching rather different conclusions about both the trajectory of social capital and the prospects for democracy. Pharr and Putnam bring together a collection of essays examining a series of “disaffected democracies,” all of which are among the most established and prosperous in the world.

Print ISSN

10966838

E-ISSN

18746284

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2001 East Asia: An International Quarterly

Recommended Citation

Ian, H., & Tam, W. (2001). Social capital in Hong Kong. East Asia: An International Quarterly, 19(1/2), 144-170.

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