The volume brings together a stellar group of contributors who examine the social capital thesis by means of four different approaches: theoretical, historical, comparative, and empirical. In the end, this book will serve to answer two fundamental questions which have hitherto been neglected: What can a gendered analysis tell us about social capital? And what can social capital tell us about women and politics?

chapter 2|30 pages

Just Communities: Social Capital, Gender, and Culture

ByBarbara Arneil

chapter 7|34 pages

Gender, Social Capital, and Politics

ByVirginia Sapiro

chapter 10|32 pages

Gender, Knowledge, and Social Capital

ByElisabeth Gidengil, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, N eil Nevitte, and And ré Blais