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The Decline of Social Capital

Since the 1960s and 1970s, Robert Putnam, a professor at Harvard University, has observed the decline in what he calls ‘Social Capital’: features of social organization, networks, norms, and trust, that increase the ability of people in a society to … Continue reading

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Networked Participation and the New Public Sphere

In recent times, there has been a practically universal consensus on the transformative capabilities of the internet, especially social media, on politics at large. Many an article proclaims the coming of a new age of Participatory Democracy, enabled through the … Continue reading

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On the Design of Politics

So often the intellectual disciplines of politics and design are categorized separately, into the realist and the whimsical, assuming policy design and structuring institutions are the only semi-creative outlets for a political scientist. But even in its most artistic meaning, … Continue reading

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