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Department - De Moor, Tine Tine De Moor (PhD; Ghent, Antwerp, and London) is currently associate professor at the department for social and economic history of Utrecht University. Through an interdisciplinary approach for the study of the long-term evolution of rural commons, De Moor has been able to revise the historical basis of the widely debated metaphor of the Tragedy of the Commons, as launched in 1968 by G. Hardin. Whereas from a modern-day perspective the flaws in Hardin’s theory have been well-documented, the historical deficiencies in his theory were hardly ever studied.
Social capital refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms that shape the quality and quantity of a society's social interactions. Increasing evidence shows that social cohesion is critical for societies to prosper economically and for development to be sustainable. Social capital is not just the sum of the institutions which underpin a society – it is the glue that holds them together. Some key concepts are elaborated below: Horizontal Associations Social Capital - What is Social Capital
contents : introduction · the development of thinking about groups · defining ' group ' · types of group · the benefits and dangers of groups · some key dimensions of groups [ group interaction , group interdependence , group structure , group goals , group cohesiveness ] · group development · conclusion · further reading and references · how to cite this article Groups are a fundamental part of social life. As we will see they can be very small - just two people - or very large. They can be highly rewarding to their members and to society as a whole, but the re are also significant problems and dangers with them. what is a group? theory, practice and development
We Think :: Charles Leadbeater More people than ever can pariticpate in culture, contributing their ideas, views, information. The web allows them not just to publish but to share and connect, to collaborate and when the conditions are right, to create, together, at scale. That is why the web is a platform for mass creativity and innovation.
David Gauntlett: Making is Connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0, book published by Polity, 2011
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Posted by venessa miemis on Thursday, July 1, 2010 · 21 Comments I’m in the middle of taking a course on Virtual Learning Environments (syllabus here ), and reading a few chapters from Adaptive Software Development by Highsmith. It approaches the team-building and collaboration process from the perspective of complex adaptive systems theory, and contains some interesting insights in evolutionary development and creating environments where emergence can occur. I’ve created a summary of a chapter that I’d like to share, as I think it can be valuable for many of us, and specifically for the community of practitioners around the junto concept. Collaboration is an act of shared creation or discovery. Guidelines for Group Collaboration and Emergence