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Austrian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Issue 7-8/2016

Social capital as the factor of societal transformations in post-communist societies

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29013/AJH-16-7.8-22-25

Pages: 22 - 25

Authors: Kizilova K., Haerpfer C. W.

Abstract: paper deals with the analysis of the impact of social capital on the democratic transition in countries of post-Soviet Eurasia. Social capital is considered as a multidimensional concept with generalized trust, interpersonal trust, confidence in social and political institutions, organizational membership and social norms considered as its main components. The data used for the analysis comprises from the World Values Survey wave 6 (2010–2014), with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan being included into the analysis. Multivariate analysis is used to define the domains of life and spheres of public life which are affected by social capital

Keywords: social capital, generalized trust, institutional trust, post-Communist transformations

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