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Soffliggare för ett bättre samhälle? En studie om att skapa socialt kapital

Larsson, Ola LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Social capital is the key to an effective and well functioning liberal democracy according to Robert D. Putnam in the theory about Making democracy work, and Bo Rothstein in the theory about the Logic of the social trap. The solution to create social capital is according to Putnam a high level of participation in civic communities in the civic society and according to Rothstein the need of universal and equal political institutions.
Couchsurfing is a social network and a community for sharing couches with others while traveling.
This thesis addresses the question if Couchsurfing is able to produce social capital, and if so affect the society in a positive way.
With a qualitative approach to the question, the collected material I'm... (More)
Social capital is the key to an effective and well functioning liberal democracy according to Robert D. Putnam in the theory about Making democracy work, and Bo Rothstein in the theory about the Logic of the social trap. The solution to create social capital is according to Putnam a high level of participation in civic communities in the civic society and according to Rothstein the need of universal and equal political institutions.
Couchsurfing is a social network and a community for sharing couches with others while traveling.
This thesis addresses the question if Couchsurfing is able to produce social capital, and if so affect the society in a positive way.
With a qualitative approach to the question, the collected material I'm looking for to analyze is extracted from interviews by members within the Couchsurfing community.
The material is analyzed according to categories developed from the theories.
The result and answer to the addressed question is that Couchsurfing possesses many of the qualities described in the theories.
According to that is Couchsurfing a network that is creating social capital, and then also according to the theories able influence the society it operates in. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Ola LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Couchsurfing, tillit, socialt kapital, Den fungerande demokratin, Den sociala fällan
language
Swedish
id
3798643
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 12:56:28
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {Social capital is the key to an effective and well functioning liberal democracy according to Robert D. Putnam in the theory about Making democracy work, and Bo Rothstein in the theory about the Logic of the social trap. The solution to create social capital is according to Putnam a high level of participation in civic communities in the civic society and according to Rothstein the need of universal and equal political institutions.
Couchsurfing is a social network and a community for sharing couches with others while traveling.
This thesis addresses the question if Couchsurfing is able to produce social capital, and if so affect the society in a positive way.
With a qualitative approach to the question, the collected material I'm looking for to analyze is extracted from interviews by members within the Couchsurfing community.
The material is analyzed according to categories developed from the theories.
The result and answer to the addressed question is that Couchsurfing possesses many of the qualities described in the theories.
According to that is Couchsurfing a network that is creating social capital, and then also according to the theories able influence the society it operates in.},
  author       = {Larsson, Ola},
  keyword      = {Couchsurfing,tillit,socialt kapital,Den fungerande demokratin,Den sociala fällan},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Soffliggare för ett bättre samhälle? En studie om att skapa socialt kapital},
  year         = {2013},
}