France, Social Capital, and Political Activism
France, Social Capital and Political Activism deals with the theme of political participation in France, focusing on conventional and unconventional forms of political activism over the last three decades. Measures of social integration and political involvement are used to question the validity of social capital theory. The French model of political participation supports the interpretation that countries do not need necessarily to focus on the development of social capital to increase people's political involvement and consequently the quality of their participatory democracies.
Political participation, Democracy, France, Political activists
Vassallo, Francesca. France, Social Capital and Political Activism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.