Navigating Social Capital Scholarship
Academic interest in social capital is robust, extensive, and growing. It ranges across dozens of disciplines from economics to geography to medicine. Cardus Social Cities has reviewed more than 9,000 sources from the Web of Science Core Collection to help scholars, policy-makers, and community leaders understand social capital and how it works. This whitepaper provides a large-data-set overview of the extensive landscape of published academic work on social capital. It also examines four important categories of social capital: trust, measurement, spatial dynamics, and social isolation.