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Social Capital Dimensions and Levels

November 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0


Invited Speaker

Tristan Claridge

Principal Consultant Social Capital Research & Training

Certificate of attendance available

This week Tristan Claridge will give a presentation on the dimensions of social capital and how they relate to different levels of analysis. The presentation will be based on his recent article.

Would you like to know more about different approaches to social capital and how they relate to different levels of analysis?

Tristan will discuss the popular distinction between structural, relational, and cognitive dimensions of social capital and how the factors relevant to each dimension are different at different levels; from individuals, to groups and organisations, to whole communities.

Tristan will present a typology that allows for different approaches to social capital to be understood within the context of other approaches. For example, when an author conceptualises social capital as relating to networks, we can understand what factors and dimensions are being included and which are being omitted.

This improves our understanding of different approaches and the key differences between them.

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.

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.


November 27, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0



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