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Conceptual problems of social capital discussion
April 16, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am UTC+0Free
Principal Consultant Social Capital Research & Training
Certificate of attendance available
This week we will have a discussion session about the \”wicked problems\” of social capital conceptualisations. This follows from our previous session where Tristan Claridge gave a presentation on this topic. There are a lot of issues to explore from this presentation – we did not have time in the previous session to answer all questions so this session will be an opportunity to have discussion about these issues and explore them more deeply.
These are the 9 problems that Tristan identified:
- What is “it”? Separating what it is from what it does
- Linked to action (or is it?)
- Reality and rationality (ontology)
- Tangible, Intangible, Transcendental
- Positivity paradox
- Circularity and tautology
- Potentiality and contingency
- Universality and fluidity (neglect of context)
- Explanatory power (or lack of)
About the presenter:
Tristan Claridge has been researching and applying social capital for over 20 years. Tristan is a geographer and environmental scientist with a passion for social processes and how social value is identified and communicated. Tristan has a deep and grounded understanding of social capital and its application, having worked on the concept from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. He draws on lessons of economics, sociology, political science, psychology, urban planning, and any other discipline that contributes understanding to the concept. In addition to his practical work with the concept, Tristan has been an active contributor to the academic debate about social capital. He is the convenor of the Social Capital Research group which has over 1000 members from over 140 countries. He has written over 200 open access articles on social capital and related topics and is actively engaged in ongoing research.
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