Social Capital, Civic Engagement and Democratization in Kurdistan - Khedir, Hewa Haji
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This book examines social capital and transition to democracy in Kurdistan. By utilizing the growing literature and Social Capital Theory, the project presents a different perspective on challenges that surrounded the process of transition to democracy in KRI. The work is based on a bottom-up approach as it unpacks the influences of political culture on the establishment of democratic institutions and norms in a conflicting context. The author splits the concept into three main components: trust, social networks and civic engagement and tests them imperially in the context of KRI. The…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines social capital and transition to democracy in Kurdistan. By utilizing the growing literature and Social Capital Theory, the project presents a different perspective on challenges that surrounded the process of transition to democracy in KRI. The work is based on a bottom-up approach as it unpacks the influences of political culture on the establishment of democratic institutions and norms in a conflicting context. The author splits the concept into three main components: trust, social networks and civic engagement and tests them imperially in the context of KRI. The monograph will interest graduate students, researchers and policy makers in the fields of political science, sociology and Middle Eastern Studies.
Autorenporträt
Hewa Haji Khedir is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Religion, Reconciliation and Peace (CRRP) at the University of Winchester, UK. He received his Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of Kurdistan Hewler (UKH) in 2013. Before moving to the UK, Dr. Khedir was an Assistant Professor of Political Sociology at Salahaddin University- Erbil and served as a Visiting Professor at a number of universities in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Dr. Khedir's research focuses on communal relations and prejudice, peacebuilding and reconciliation, urbanization and social capital and transition to democracy.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction.- Chapter 1: Theory of Social Capital, Democracy and Democratization.- Chapter 2: The Context of Democratization in KRI: Implications for Social Capital.- Chapter 3: Political Aspects of Trust and Social Networks.- Chapter 4: Public Interest and Civic Participation (PICP).- Chapter 5: Framing Social Capital and Transition to Democracy in KRI.