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Tristan Claridge

International Social Capital Association

This webinar will sketch an outline for the social capital paradigm by identifying the common themes and underlying similarities between different meanings of social capital. I will propose a consistent logic schema for social capital and ten “pillars” of the paradigm; statements that are broadly true and generally applicable to any interpretation of social capital. I anticipate this will allow researchers and practitioners to more easily see how different perspectives relate to each other in complementary rather than conflicting ways, thereby improving the possibilities for discourse between scholars and comparisons between studies. It has been 25 years since Castle (1998) concluded that “unless the social capital concept is used with some degree of precision and in a comparable manner, it will come to have little value as an analytical construct”. By outlining a paradigm for social capital, it will be easier for researchers and practitioners to implement and evaluate quality scholarship, thereby improving precision and comparability, and therefore, the explanatory and transformative potential of the concept for the benefit of everyone.

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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