State-Society networks and social capital: a case of political participation in the Western Cape Province (South Africa)
Gomulia, Carolin Ratna Sari
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Social capital is a concept discussed in recent years in many debates, particularly in the development context. The objective of the study is to investigate empirically whether social capital as part of networks could promote political participation of interest groups in the policy formulation process. This thesis includes a theoretical perspective which is based on an assessment and selection of theoretical material as well as fieldwork.