Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Global Environmental CommonsAnalytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Eric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Pierre-André Jouvet, and Marc Willinger

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199656202

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656202.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 November 2018

Social Capital and Collective Action in Environmental Governance Revisited

Social Capital and Collective Action in Environmental Governance Revisited

Chapter:
(p.199) 9 Social Capital and Collective Action in Environmental Governance Revisited
Source:
Global Environmental Commons
Author(s):

Hiroe Ishihara

Unai Pascual

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656202.003.0009

Since the 1990s, a growing number of authors have argued that social capital has positive effects in facilitating coordination among different stakeholders by lowering the transaction cost and thus achieving favourable environmental outcomes. However, this chapter argues that despite this plethora of social capital literature, the connection between social capital and collective action is far from clear. By drawing on a pluralistic perspective, i.e. ecological economics, sociology, and anthropology, and introducing two key concepts, common knowledge and symbolic power, the chapter aims at unravelling the missing links between social capital and collective action for environmental governance. By introducing these two concepts the chapter aims to recapture a recursive relationship between social structure and human agency and to regain the explanatory power of the concept of social capital.

Keywords:   social capital, institutions, collective action, common knowledge, symbolic power, human agency

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .