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Tristan Claridge

President of the International Social Capital Association

  • Are you doing or planning to do research on social capital?
  • Want help navigating the complicated theory and literature?
  • Do you want to gain a better understanding of social capital?

This session provides a foundation for understanding what social capital is, where it comes from, and what it does, as well as some of the challenges of reading the literature and conducting research on social capital. The session is designed to kick-start your social capital research or to help you with your existing research. The session will give you a blueprint for understanding the different meanings of social capital and how to navigate the literature on social capital. It is designed to give you a rapid introduction to the concept of social capital and its use in research, helping you avoid weeks or even months of reading.

Who is this for?

This session is designed for people who are new to social capital research or for anyone who would like to understand the concept better. It would suit PhD and Masters students and other people who are conducting research on social capital.

How will the session work?

The session will include an informative 40-minute presentation by Tristan Claridge, followed by questions and discussion. You will have an opportunity to discuss your research and receive some feedback, ideas, and direction for your research.

Who will run the workshop?

Tristan Claridge, President of ISCA, will facilitate this session. Tristan has been researching social capital for over 20 years. He has explored the theoretical foundations of the concept, and much of his work aims to bring conceptual and theoretical clarification.

These introductory sessions will be run twice each year, in August and March.

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 theoretical and practical perspectives. He draws on lessons from 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 has written over 200 open-access articles on social capital and related topics and is actively engaged in ongoing research.

About Our Webinar Series

This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.

For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.

Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Generally, presentations can be 20 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.

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