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2004 | 48 | 2 | 45-65
Article title

SOCIAL CAPITAL AND THE THREE POLISH ROADS TO MODERNITY

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Abstracts
EN
The paper begins with a discussion of the notion of social capital which seems to gain increasing popularity in both academic and media discourse. The concept of social capital can be understood in several, often contradictory, ways which proves useful both for its positive interpretation and critical analysis. The second part of the paper is devoted to the issue of the relationship between the notion of social capital and modernization theories. The final section of the text discusses three main ideological orientations of the contemporary Polish political discourse: the left (social-democratic) orientation, the right (conservative) orientation and the centre (liberal) orientation. These three discourses are linked to the ideal visions of Poland they imply. These visions in turn are presented both from the positive and critical standpoints. In all cases, it is shown how the notion of social capital can be used to support the arguments both for and against each of the orientations.
Contributors
  • T. Zarycki, Instytut Studiow Spolecznych, Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warszawa, Poland
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04PLAAAA0009231
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bwmeta1.element.a011a124-0a88-3e9e-89c7-6fe986973d35
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