Economics at your fingertips  

Social Capital: Explaining Its Origins and Effects on Government Performance

Carles Boix and Daniel N. Posner

British Journal of Political Science, 1998, vol. 28, issue 4, 686-693

Abstract: With the rise of analytical or positive approaches to the study of politics over the last three decades, the collective action problem has emerged as one of the central concepts in political science. The concept's widespread acceptance as a descriptive and diagnostic tool, however, cannot obscure the fact that its predictions do not always hold. Co-operation sometimes does take place in contexts where, according to the theory, actors should have little incentive to engage in it.

Date: 1998
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (150) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) ... type/journal_article link to article abstract page (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in British Journal of Political Science from Cambridge University Press Cambridge University Press, UPH, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8BS UK.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Kirk Stebbing ().

Page updated 2023-03-05
Handle: RePEc:cup:bjposi:v:28:y:1998:i:04:p:686-693_00