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Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

New Horizons in Regional Science series

Edited by Hans Westlund and Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Social capital is often considered a key factor for local development. This book analyzes the role of social capital for rural areas’ survival and development in the current age of metropolitan growth – an era in which urban is the norm and where rural areas must adapt to this new situation and build innovative urban-rural relations.

Chapter 5: Does social capital contribute to regional economic growth? Swedish experiences

Kent Eliasson, Hans Westlund and Stefan Fölster

Subjects: development studies, development studies, environment, environmental sociology, geography, human geography, social policy and sociology, sociology and sociological theory, urban and regional studies, regional studies, urban studies

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Since the 1980s a number of important theoretical advances have occurred in economics and the social sciences. This chapter takes the two perhaps most important of them – the endogenous growth theory and the theory of social capital – as its starting point. Both theories have induced a tremendous amount of literature but there are hardly any examples of attempts to integrate them, either theoretically or empirically.

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