Measuring Community Strength

Added on 07th Jun 2005

Social capital revolves around networks, and a lot of the work we are doing is in trying to describe those networks. And in this framework we are trying to measure both the positive and the negative effects of social capital. It's not hard to think of networks that haven't necessarily been good for society. The Mafia is one that often comes to mind; it's a very powerful network, but doesn't always deliver positive things.

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