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At the end of the 1960s, a prisoners' movement critical of the prison system developed in the Scandinavian countries. Particularly strong in Norway, the key expression of this abolitionist movement was the notion of ‘the unfinished’. The political...
Typical of Erik Allardt's quality as a scholar and an intellectual is a willingness and a capacity to take into consideration opposite positions in the same analysis and to act at the interface of the national and international levels. This quality...
This article sorts the various aspects of social capital (networks, trust, civism) theoretically and constructs an instrument for measuring its multifacetedness. The instrument is validated using data from the 1999/2000 wave of the European Values...
Even though voluntary sport organizations make up the largest part of the voluntary sector in many western countries, few studies have been carried out focusing on sport as part of civil society. Against this background, the aim of the article is to...
In this article, two possible explanations for the disproportionate aging of volunteers are tested using the Dutch Time Budget Studies 1985–2000. The first explanation holds that increasing time pressure among, especially, couples aged between 25...
State of research: Despite immense popularity among contemporary social scientists, opinions are divided on how social capital should be defined and measured. In fact, few inquiries have attempted to demonstrate a stable empirical correlate, e.g....
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