The Social Sciences

Year: 2015
Volume: 10
Issue: 4
Page No. 527 - 531

Sociological Concepts of Identity and Social Capital: The State of Civil Society in Slovak Republic

Authors : Lukas Pavelek and Patricia Dobrikova

Abstract: The study introduces the concept of social capital and deals with the basic relationships within the social identity theory. There has been considerable and increasing interest in social capital theory in recent years, evidenced by its application to various disciplines and numerous subject areas. Existing studies have suggested that social capital has considerable benefits for a range of economic and sociological outcomes. Social capital refers to connections among individuals-social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them. Social capital draws attention to the fact that civic foundation is most effective when embedded in a network of reciprocal social relations. Interaction enables people to build communities and thus form a social structure. A sense of belonging and a personal experience of social networks (and the relationships of trust and tolerance which result from it) can be a great help for people. The study further describes the current problems of civil society in Slovak Republic.

How to cite this article:

Lukas Pavelek and Patricia Dobrikova, 2015. Sociological Concepts of Identity and Social Capital: The State of Civil Society in Slovak Republic. The Social Sciences, 10: 527-531.

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