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Contents List of Figures vii List of Tables viii List of Contributors x 1. Introduction Sokratis Koniordos 1 PART A: THEORETICAL INVESTIGATIONS 2. From Charis to Antidosis: Towards a General Theory of Reciprocity Rafael Marques 17 3. The 'Network Ethic' and the New Spirit of Capitalism in French Sociology of Capitalism Søren Jagd 51 4. Social Capital, Trust and Dependency Anne Kovalainen 75 PART B: INVESTIGATIONS OF EMBEDDEDNESS 5. The Social Foundations of Labour Markets: Foreign Immigration in Portugal João Peixoto 97 6. Social Networks, Collective Action and Public Policy: The Embeddedness Thesis Reconsidered Filippo Barbera 125 7. The Insignificance of Weak Social Ties and the Uselessness of Strong Ones (With Two Case-Histories of Low-income Families in Naples) Enrica Morlicchio 149 8. Informal Support Networks in the Making of Small Independent Businesses: Beyond 'Strong' and 'Weak' Ties? Sokratis Koniordos 173 PART C: INVESTIGATIONS OF EASTERN EUROPEAN CAPITALISM 9. Informal Institutional Arrangements and Tax Evasion in Russian Economy Vadim Radaev 195 10. Security, Trust, and Cultural Resources: Hungarian Manufacturing Enterprises in the Post-socialist Transformation György Lengyel and Béla Janky 211 11. Knowledge and Networks of Young Self-employed in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine: Cultural and Social Capital as a Basis for Economic Capital Jochen Tholen 231 12. Social Capital and Economic Performance in Post-Communist Societies Christian Haerpfer, Claire Wallace and Martin Raiser 249 Name Index 285
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Economics -- Sociological aspects -- Congresses.
Sociology -- Economic aspects -- Congresses.
Social capital (Sociology) -- Europe -- Congresses.
Social networks -- Europe -- Congresses.
Trust -- Europe -- Congresses.