Exploring 'unseen' social capital in community participation : everyday lives of poor mainland Chinese migrants in Hong Kong /

"This book argues that using social capital to eradicate poverty is less likely to succeed because the mainstream neoinstitutional approach mistakenly assumes that social capital necessarily benefits poor people. This inadequacy calls for a re-assessment of human motivations, institutional dyna...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Wong, Sam
Corporate Authors: JSTOR (Organization), International Convention of Asia Scholars
Format: Conference Proceeding eBook
Published: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2007.
Series:ICAS publications series. Monographs ; 2.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Building a 'pro-poor' social capital framework
  • Ethnography : alternative research methodology
  • Historical and cultural contexts of mainland Chinese migrants in Hong Kong
  • Investing in social capital? : considering the paradoxes of agency in social exchange
  • 'Getting the social relations right'? : understanding institutional plurality and dynamics
  • Rethinking authority and power in the structures of relations
  • Conclusions and policy implications.