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Social Capital and development, A case study of post-conflictual Sri Lanka

Nielsen, Tea Marie LU (2011) FKVA21 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Development has become a matter of security, and therefore development has a new strong role in the liberal peace-building, though not all theoretics agree to this hegemony. Social capital has become a global term when discussing development, and though the concept derived from a Western civil society, social capital cannot be ignored as a deeply rooted concept describing social structures of trust, networks and reciprocity in other contexts as well. I use the concept of social capital in the context of post-conflictual rural Sri Lanka to find out whether there is a coherence between social capital and development. I transfer the results of Dhammika Herath's field study to answer my research question. The study consist of six villages,... (More)
Development has become a matter of security, and therefore development has a new strong role in the liberal peace-building, though not all theoretics agree to this hegemony. Social capital has become a global term when discussing development, and though the concept derived from a Western civil society, social capital cannot be ignored as a deeply rooted concept describing social structures of trust, networks and reciprocity in other contexts as well. I use the concept of social capital in the context of post-conflictual rural Sri Lanka to find out whether there is a coherence between social capital and development. I transfer the results of Dhammika Herath's field study to answer my research question. The study consist of six villages, three poor and three non-poor. Embedding two Muslim, two Tamil, two Sinhalese villages. Here he finds a significant coherence between bonding social capital and development, which is the conclusion of my assignment. (Less)
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author
Nielsen, Tea Marie LU
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FKVA21 20102
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
liberal peace, trust and networks, social capital, Development, radicalisation of development.
language
English
id
1759734
date added to LUP
2011-12-08 15:54:28
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  abstract     = {Development has become a matter of security, and therefore development has a new strong role in the liberal peace-building, though not all theoretics agree to this hegemony. Social capital has become a global term when discussing development, and though the concept derived from a Western civil society, social capital cannot be ignored as a deeply rooted concept describing social structures of trust, networks and reciprocity in other contexts as well. I use the concept of social capital in the context of post-conflictual rural Sri Lanka to find out whether there is a coherence between social capital and development. I transfer the results of Dhammika Herath's field study to answer my research question. The study consist of six villages, three poor and three non-poor. Embedding two Muslim, two Tamil, two Sinhalese villages. Here he finds a significant coherence between bonding social capital and development, which is the conclusion of my assignment.},
  author       = {Nielsen, Tea Marie},
  keyword      = {liberal peace,trust and networks,social capital,Development,radicalisation of development.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Social Capital and development, A case study of post-conflictual Sri Lanka},
  year         = {2011},
}