Calendar

WEEK # TOPICS KEY DATES
Introduction
1 Organizational Meeting  
2 Why Should we Care about Civil Society and Social Capital  
What Are Civil Society and Social Capital? Concepts and Conceptual Evolution
3 Civil Society and Associations  
4 Social Capital, Networks, and Norms  
5 What Factors Affect Civil Society and Social Capital?  
What Effects Do Civil Society and Social Capital Have?
6 Development  
7 Regime Change and Democratization  
8 Governmental Performance, Public Goods Provision, and State Capacity Prospectus for research proposal due
9 International Politics and Globalization  
10 Domestic Politics and Policymaking  
How Do Civil Society and Social Capital Work? Causal Mechanisms
11 Political Voice, Skills, and Participation  
12 Trust, Reciprocity, and Obligation  
How Do We Use These Concepts? Issues of Application and Measurement
13 Operationalization and Hypothesis Testing Research proposal due six days after Week #13

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