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ERIC Number: EJ930778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
Social Capital Theory and the Metropolitan University: Reframing Ideas about Neighborhood Interactions
Plagens, Gregory K.; Stapleton, Kenneth C.
Metropolitan Universities, v21 n3 p118-138 Jul 2011
The idea that social relations can aggregate into social capital has intuitive appeal that scholars are finding useful as they seek to explain variations in community outcomes. This article suggests that it may be time for metropolitan university administrators to begin thinking beyond community relations or community engagement as they seek to influence what is going on in the neighborhoods that surround their campuses. Social capital may be an untapped resource in their midst. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio