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Easton- System Stability, Support and Social Capital

January 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0


Invited Speaker

Jacob Spanke

PhD at the University of Siegen.

Certificate of attendance available

David Easton applied system theory to pollical science. He thereby showed a political system relies on different kinds of support (e.g. from the people) to function properly. Jacob tries to connect this idea to the importance of social capital for a political system.

David Easton also theorized about the different kinds of political spheres (policy-system-community) a theory that is highly interesting in times of identity politics and might explain the development of trust in many political systems.


About the presenter:

Jacob Spanke is involved in social capital research for five years by now. He wrote his master thesis about lacking trust as cause of the Greek crisis and is now pursuing a PhD at the University of Siegen.

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.


January 8, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0



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