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Social capital and lifelong learning

John Field


This book confirms the significance of social capital as an analytical tool, while challenging the basis on which current policy is being developed. It offers a wealth of evidence on a topic which has become central to contemporary government; provides a detailed empirical investigation of the relationship between social capital, knowledge creation, and lifelong learning; relates the findings to wider policy debates; questions the dominant theoretical models of social capital; and confronts the assumption of many policy makers that the obvious solution to social problems is to ‘invest in socia ... More

Keywords: social capital, knowledge creation, lifelong learning, policy debate, government, policy makers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346551
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346551.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Field, author