Social Structures, Social Capital, and Personal Freedom


The essays in this collection examine the relationship between institutional structures and community integration. Each chapter emphasizes the practical, realistic ways that social institutions create and sustain social capital and protect personal freedom. The chapters examine neighborhoods, family, religion, voluntary organizations, education, government, the military, and the economy.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Robin M. Leblanc
  • Jeffrey L. Brudney
  • Dennis R. Hoover
  • Dale McConkey
  • Bryan W. Brickner
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000