France, Social Capital And Political Activism by F. VassalloFrance, Social Capital And Political Activism by F. Vassallo

France, Social Capital And Political Activism

byF. Vassallo

Hardcover | January 27, 2010

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France, Social Capital and Political Activism deals with the theme of political participation in France, focusing on conventional and unconventional forms of political activism over the last three decades. Measures of social integration and political involvement are used to question the validity of social capital theory. The French model of political participation supports the interpretation that countries do not need necessarily to focus on the development of social capital to increase people's political involvement and consequently the quality of their participatory democracies.
FRANCESCA VASSALLO is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine.
Title:France, Social Capital And Political ActivismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:January 27, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230518001

ISBN - 13:9780230518001


Table of Contents

Political Participation and Democracy * Political Participation in France * Political Activism and Social Capital from the French Perspective * The French Paradox: Social Capital Theory and a New Design * Lessons from the French Model Exclusively * Lessons from France in a Comparative Setting * Conclusions: Social Capital, Political Participation and Democracy