Joseph D Lewandowski
Social Capital

Along with colleagues in Central and Eastern Europe and the United States, Lewandowski has been consistently engaged in research on social capital and civil society in post-Communist countries and urban centers in the US and Europe. As the co-leader of the Social Capital Research Group, Lewandowski's work has been devoted to a comparative examination of theories of social capital, democracy and development in the contexts of post-Communist transitions, urbanization, and globalization.

In 2006 the
Social Capital Research Group's symposium, Democracy and Social Capital: A Czech-American Dialog, was held at the US Embassy in Prague.

The results of that symposium were published under the title, Trust and Transitions: Social Capital in a Changing World, which Lewandowski co-edited with Milan Znoj.

Urban Social Capital: Civil Society and City Life, a related study that examines urban social life in a global context, has also appeared with Routledge.

Lewandowski's research has also explored the significance of social poverty and democracy and inequality from within the framework of social capital theory.

 

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